Lot 63 | Auction XXXVI




LOT 63


B. Kuala Lumpur, 1961

Untitled, 2003

Signed and dated “Kim Boon 2003” on lower right

Oil on canvas

65 x 45 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Yap Kim Boon’s works in vivid and rich colours illustrate the richness of the local culture and nature in an accessible manner. The artist’s distinctive technique of painting with a hand-made bamboo palette knife results in a three dimensional textured effect that captures light and movement uniquely.

Another factor which contributes to the realistic feel of the paintings is Yap Kim Boon’s plein-air technique of painting, where he paints in the open air to directly experience the subject matter. His vibrant works of art can transport one to the landscape depicted in his works, as is with these serene paintings.