YAP KIM BOON
B. Kuala Lumpur, 1961
Signed and dated “Kim Boon 2002” on lower left
Oil on canvas
84 x 84 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.