Established Malaysian artist Soh Chee Hui’s work is soft and poetic, often contemplative of human desires and relationship. In his beautifully orchestrated series of acrylic and ink on silk artwork ‘Frolic’, lurking behind the mask of the Monkey King, we see the exposition of the human shifting desires with various postures and bodily movements. Subtle and flowing textures blend with Chinese motifs envelope the sensual human subject, projects an unmistakably contemporary image amidst the heritage of the Chinese culture, and tells a story of human interaction that reflects a yearning for satisfaction of basic human instincts.

Graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 1990 and received his Masters Degree in Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham UK in 1996, Soh held over 40 exhibitions and art fairs in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, the U.S.A. and Hungary. His work is collected by The Malaysia Art Gallery, The Singapore Art Museum, Economic Development Board, Singapore, Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan ROC, The Raffles Hotel, Singapore, The Hilton, Singapore,  United Overseas Bank, Singapore and private collectors in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Hungary, Turkey, Austria, England and Australia.
Soh Chee-hui