‘From Sea to Summit’ is the work of four artists whose fascination with their environment is exceptional. Each one has a different focus, forming a complete picture of surroundings that have shaped the way people live. In the case of Ajis Mohamad and the late Joseph Tan, these are environments in which humans are, at the most, visitors. For Raphael Scott Ahbeng and Yeong Seak Ling, in particular, mankind is a partner in the landscape.
These four artists, between them, cover the widest possible range of landscapes. None of them represents landscapes in the conventional sense of the word. They are not just a lifeless record of topographical features. Each of the four is immersed in different worlds. The sum of these parts is Malaysia.