Yap Kim Boon

Yap Kim Boon

Malaysia, Selangor

Mixed Media Artist

About Me


Yap Kim Boon’s works in vivid and rich colours illustrate the richness of the local culture and surroundings in an accessible manner. As a full-time artist, he has spent over 20 years cultivating the essence of oil painting skills to produce distinctive technique of painting using pallet knife with thick oil paint; producing three dimensional textured effect, which captures light and movement uniquely.
Another factor which contributes to the... realistic feel of the paintings is where he paints in the open air to directly experience the subject matter. His vibrant works of art can transport one to a tranquil kampung, a babbling brook, shimmering town or to the middle of a burst of dazzling Heliconias and Bougainvillea. Contrasting the nature sceneries, city sceneries are also Yap’s art subject to reflect the beauty of local urban city life.
Witnessing such masterpieces is a stimulating and soothing experience. Many art collectors have witnessed that his paintings have brought to life the Read more


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Jalan Kampung Pantai (Malacca)

Jalan Kampung Pantai (Malacca)

Oil painting on Canvas, 61 x 61 cm

Pure and Flawless

Pure and Flawless

Oil painting on Canvas, 76 x 76 cm

Soar on Wings Like Eagles

Soar on Wings Like Eagles

Oil painting on Canvas, 76 x 76 cm

The Grandeur of Mount Kinabalu

The Grandeur of Mount Kinabalu

Oil painting on Canvas, 82 x 66 cm

Trees Planted by the River (2)

Trees Planted by the River (2)

Oil painting on Canvas, 61 x 61 cm

Unceasing Growth

Unceasing Growth

Oil painting on Canvas, 76 x 76 cm

Vibrant KL Town

Vibrant KL Town

Oil painting on Canvas, 160 x 66 cm

Credentials

- Yap Kim Boon

Awards

1985

2nd Prize, National New Artist?

1983

Best Artist Award ’83 Malaysian Institute of Art?

1981

Winner of the Meritorious Award, Association of Artist, Klang?

Solo Shows

2019

“Unity in Brilliant Colours of Malaysia” Yap Kim Boon Art Collection Gallery, Ampang

2018

“Life Is Beautiful” Sunway Putra Mall, KL

2016

“Composing Happiness” Grand Bohemian Gallery, Mansion Hotel, U.S.

2004

“A Feast with Nature” Savannah, Georgia, USA

2004

“Nature’s Palette of Colours” SIEMENS Art Gallery

2001

“Interactive Demonstration on Pallette Knife Techniques” Volvo Art Gallery KL

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Residencies

2015

Savannah Georgia, US

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