Malang is adept in his use of mixed media, as he is also in exploring various states of abstraction. He can make Chinese ink behave like charcoal, and charcoal look as opaque as gouache. When he is working in oil, the impastos come generously and frequently, the paint raising off the canvas. When he is using gouache, the form becomes softer, more delicate in its vigor.
Abstraction sometimes allows for a bit of drama that departs from malang’s light hearted style. This untitled work done in mixed media and with its dominant use of blacks on whites reveals a far advantage stage, a greater degree of abstraction in to where his instincts are taking him. His works, whether they be his depiction of folk or his explorations of abstraction, entice and assuage the spirit.