Talented ‘Ahguu’ Inspires A Nation Through Art
D.I.Y King, Choong Chee Leong or ‘Ahguu’ is not your average artist. During the nationwide lockdown, this Kuala Lumpur native felt inspired and was hard at work to complete a stunning screw art portrait of health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Made with more than 4,000 screws, this artwork was his second pet project dedicated to a Malaysian personality. His first portrait was of Datuk Lee Chong Wei, when the badminton legend decided to retire.
Watch Choong in his element:
The 33-year-old artist born in Kampar, Perak but now based in Kuala Lumpur for the past 10 years, has been running a small craft business called Ahguu Handcraft. What started off as a simple weekend hobby in arts and craft, soon developed into a business as he began honing his skills by experimenting with non-conventional items to create art. Despite his day job, Choong has managed to run his side hustle successfully for the past 5 years!
Speaking about the portrait he made of the Director General which took him about two weeks to complete, Choong said the artwork using precisely 4219 screws was a “gamble” as one would only be able to tell if it resembles the person intended once the artwork is finished.
Check out Choong’s unique potrait of Datuk Lee Chong Wei below:
His other creations are nothing short of inventive!
Ever imagined a coffee-maker like the one below?
We wish Choong all the very best and hope his passion will inspire others to dabble in art!