Painter – Mr Yap Hong Ngee

Mr Yap Hong Ngee, renowned Malaysian Chinese ink painter, artiste, flower arrangement master. He started to learn painting at 16 years old, and has over 50 years’ experience in the field of painting and creative works. He held more than 60 exhibitions in various countries and places including Malaysia, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei etc. His speciality is the usage of sparrows in his paintings, of which he is acclaimed.

In his creative works, Mr Yap combines traditional pen and ink elements together with modern improvisation. He breaks through the limitations on shapes and colours of traditional themes, adding in personal life experience and feeling to construct a new form. Meanwhile, he also practises from two-dimensional art towards actual objects, especially essentials in life, enriching his own ideas on creating and expression in artworks.

Mr Yap also advocates personal expression and multi-interpretation in artworks. Creative works should not remain stagnant, but need constant change by incorporating personal ideas, attitudes, and perception of society.

Text: Daniel Lim & Pua Hui Wen

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