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Exhibition Dates: Sept. 19-Oct.25, 2015

Chinese Cultural Centre Museum,  Vancouver BC

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To view the paintings in the exhibition Link HERE

For a sneak preview, Link HERE


Synn Kune Dedication


faces lots of challenges,

how can he handle it?

he came up from toronto

Synn Kune Loh

Art? the best in, no question

galleries never expected it

listen up, he is the new hit

upcoming emergence

beyond it, never heard of it

he is stronger than an axe,

no chopping

just brush strokes on the canvas

with his tools, never making a fool

supporting his best friend and companion.

normal men, could never even stand it

stronger than the eiffel tower still standing.

pardonez moi, excuse me as I tell the truth,

life is unexpected so happy, yet blue.

never worry, synn kune is here to prosper,

may sound preachy, but this is no gospel.

just honest words about a good friend

who can support his loved one until the end

He doubts his power, his will, his determination…

chants of supports from an entire nation

he blanks out from his own inspiration

just focus, no fainting

wakes up 3 hours later, 20 pictures painted

his phone starts ringing, calls are in, he is winning

place your bets now, richer in spirit than a dead cash cow

The game of life, no strive

flows his brush with paint, no hype

plays guitar, makes music with his heart

sings to your soul, deeper than galaxy’s black hole

still standing like a lamp pole.

onto his new plan, 20 years pass, fact remains he is the man

tai chi, him and me, conversing about ideas

confident and persistent he is, synnkune

reading passages from his chinese notebooks

reads…. 1 page interpretation, cantonese

motivated, listen to his story please

from his knees

his hopes and dreams

this year, next year, he tells you he has no fear

whats up next, highlight of the night

he shoots, he scores

people begging for more, what will his brush paint next

see it once, be perplexed, still the best

Synn Kune Loh

Synn Kune's Cycles of Making art
May 3rd 2014, Synn Kune’s Cycles of Making Art Saturday at Renaissance Bookstore
#43 – Sixth Street, New Westminster
Time: 7:30pm
info: Come to a wonderful peaceful evening with Synn Kune’s Cycles of Making Art show. By donation.

Synn Kune Loh performs at a recent World Poetry event, introduced by Ariadne Sawyer.

Vancouver artist Synn Kune Loh reads his poetry entitled “The Birth of Great Happiness” inspired by his paintings.

Vancouver artist Synn Kune Loh composes music to his poetry.

Vancouver artist Synn Kune Loh reads his poetry entitled “Into the Silence” inspired by his paintings.

All videos filmed and performed live at the Chinese Canadian Cultural Museum in Vancouver, BC, Canada. September 2013.
Filmed and produced by Gabriel Pliska.

Exhibition description and contact info:

west meets east cardOpening Saturday, Sept. 14, 2 – 4 pm, the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum is pleased to present West Meets East: The Pataphysical Paintings of James K-M and Synn Kune Loh, in the On-Tak Cheung Gallery at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum at 555 Columbia Street, from Sept. 14 – Oct. 6, 2013.

“This exhibition is an experimental departure for the CCC which usually only shows work by Chinese-Canadian artists,” said Gallery Director, Toni McAfee who worked with the artists to produce this significant exhibition to expand expectations and create new connections.


For the first time Vancouver abstract artist James K-M will exhibit his “Doorkeeper” series of paintings created in 2012 during an invited summer residency at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut. Also inspired by Franz Kafka, Joaquín Torres-García and Alfred Jarry, the unified series of 10 paintings, on grids of 2″ x 2″ wood, reveal the 3 dimensional relationships of form and colour in complex gates or doorways. He will also be showing painted sculptural works that employ hockey pucks, rebar, hard hats, a plastic human skeleton and real animal skulls. K-M’s works are intended as a contemporary expression of the primitive, primal, primordial and … the pataphysical.


As Synn Kune Loh further expands his exploration of molecular language and consciousness, he uses abstraction to communicate life reflections in over 20 new paintings. Synn Kune’s new series has two sources of inspiration. The first is found in the mystical content of the Chinese written character. The artist decodes the surface meanings of the written word and weaves them into abstract and molecular forms. The second came from the novel, 1Q84, by famous Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, which tells the story of moving between parallel existence, redemption and rebirth. Synn Kune’s new paintings combine these aspects and invite viewers to step into the boundless explorations of the pataphysical.

What are “the pataphysical paintings”? Find out Saturday Sept. 21, 2 – 4 pm, when the gallery at the CCC Museum will host a lively artists’ panel discussion: “This is Not Pataphysical.” As the artists speak more about their work, they will discuss the process by which metaphysics expands into the abstract and artistic realms of the pataphysical.

Please also join us at the opening reception at 2 pm, September 14 for Chinese ceremonial tea by Daniel Lui, with sitar by Stephanie Lau. Artists will be present.

For more info, Contact: 604-658-8880, 604-658-8850

Artist websites:,


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West Meets East: The Pataphysical Paintings of James K-M and Synn Kune Loh

September 14 – October 6, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:00 pm

On Tak Cheung Gallery, Chinese Cultural Centre Museum

555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C.


West meets East

The pataphysical paintings of James K-M and Synn Kune Loh

Sept 14-Oct. 6, 2013
Opening Saturday, Sept. 14, 2-4PM
Ceremonial tea at 2PM by Daniel Lui, Sitar by Stephanie Lau
555 Columbia Street, Vancouver BC
Tue-Sun 11AM-5PM 604-658-8880
Artists’ panel discussion “This is not Pataphysical”– Sat. Sept. 21, 2-4PM

Link HERE for more info

A few photos from the recent poetry event in late July, 2013. Photos include Synn Kune with Ariadne Sawyer (of World Poetry Society) followed by Synn Kune and Dawn Connolly.

Synn Kune plays guitar

Synn Kune plays guitar

Spanish Translation with Ariadne Sawyer

Spanish Translation with Ariadne Sawyer

Ariadne and Synn Kune Perform

Ariadne and Synn Kune Perform

Dawn Connolly and Synn Kune in final song

Dawn Connolly and Synn Kune in final song

Evening closes with a song from Dawn and Synn Kune together

Evening closes with a song from Dawn and Synn Kune together

Synn Kune Loh will be READING Poetry and playing music as part of

World Poetry Presents: An Intercultural Mother’s Day Tribute
Saturday May 11, 10:30am-4:30pm
Performance Hall, Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate
Free, Family
Sponsored by City of Richmond & World Poetry – Join hosts Anita Aguirre Nieveras and directors in this special celebration of Mother’s Day from different cultures. Includes: Music, Dance, Fashion Show and performances by Intercultural Groups.

World Poetry Mother's Day event