08 June 2011
"I have to admit that, as a painter, Quah has many strengths.
At best, his work manifests convincing material skills combined with an imaginative and sensitive touch…
But of greater significance is the fact that Quah is no slave of fashion or ideology in art. His vision seems enmeshed in the conservation of expressive painterly skills whose tendrils are rooted in the richness of tradition."
By Michael Montague, the Sun, Australia 25 April 1985
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"Bridging cultures is never easy but Malaysian-born artist Eric Quah has been doing it for a long time. From Penang to Melbourne, from New York to Nanjing, he has taken his fascination with the everyday world and fashioned from it a rich and startling body of art."
By Ian Findlay, Asian Art News Nov/Dec 1992
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"The often thickly applied oils in which Quah works and the layer effects of collaged material such as the actual fragments of fabric, pages from books, photographs and more, create both the deep, luminous colours and a richly living painterly quality.
Here one feels he is an artist completely confident of, and reveling in his medium."
By Susan McCulloch, Co-author 3rd Edition Encyclopedia of Australian Art. December1996
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"Eric Quah’s life history is enmeshed in the tapestry of personal strife in his itinerant journey across geography and cultures, and back into investigation of self.
His works are an affirmation of life, a signpost and a barometer of change of the artist’s life as well as the environment, the sequence of actions and human behavioral patterns, a muted whisper or gossip, glimpses of faces, flashes of places…"
By Ooi Kok Chuen, Author ERIC QUAH monograph, published December 2001