DUA（YEONG Wai-Beng）. After graduated from the Malaysian Institute of Art, Dua studied in the Department of Fine Arts of National Taiwan Normal University in 2012, he was attracted by ceramic art and started a new artistic career.
His creation is also a dialectical process of cultural and personal identity. The cross-cultural background of artist become synthesis of the creative formation; from Chinese culture to Malaysian indigenous Mah Meri’s ceremonies, Malay mythology and epic of Ramayana1, Mahabharata as well as Siva of Trimuti, which have the huge influence in Southeast Asia among ancient Asian civilization. He combines God, demons with human elements to form his unique artistic style. The Austronesian and Taiwanese Totem element become the combinations in the following series, accumulated repression becomes his energy to hit taboos and exploring the relationship between society, religions, history and powers.
Dua abandons the concept of “beauty” and retains primitive “savagery”, consider the traditional culture as a medium for conveying his own emotions and social issues, to get out from the frame of Primitivism in modern art and reshape Asian contemporary art.