Ping Lian Yeak
PING LIAN YEAK was born November 18, 1993, in Malaysia, and resides in Sydney, Australia since 2006.
Ping Lian is an autistic savant artist, with severe limitations in social, behavioral, and communication skills, yet remarkably advanced artistic skills. Initially, he had very poor fine motor control and his mother intuitively started doing tracing tasks with him daily as part of his training. His beautiful art serves as a source of satisfaction and growth for him, helping minimize whatever limitations spring from his disabilities.
“A prodigy at 11 and today a mature painter of 22, Ping Lian Yeak has already created a body of work that stands out as some of the liveliest art of the past decade. Yeak is an autistic savant who creates beautiful, detailed depictions of animals and great architectural sites. He works in acrylic, oil, watercolor, charcoal, and ink, sometimes combining multiple media, to make spirited images that recall both Impressionism and the grand nature studies of Romanticism.”
(Agora Gallery, NYC 2016)
Dr. Rosa Martinez and Dr. Laurence A. Becker first introduced his original art to the U.S. in January 2006, at exhibitions in the Henry Gregg Gallery in Brooklyn and Cooper Union University in Manhattan.