About Yap Chin Hoe
Born in 1970, Yap Chin Hoe's artistic talent was apparent from a young age, and he continued his art education at the Malaysia Institute of Art.
Chin Hoe displays a mastery over the brush as well as an expertise at composition.
Chin Hoe has finessed a refreshing contemporary interpretation of classic Western still-life – the Oriental antique-wares bring grace and poise to an otherwise traditional theme. Intricate details – the flutter of dragonfly wings, soft tendrils of foliage, graceful translucent drapes – and a more vivid palette have infused his recent artworks with a new vitality.
It is, as if by chance, that the elements in the paintings have come together, in a harmony that cannot be attained by deliberate design, but by some quirk of fate, that reveals the poetry and enchantment that is intrinsic to life.
From his early watercolours of Malaysian scenes, Chin Hoe has developed a distinctive style that is uniquely Asian, yet universally appreciated.
1990 Pameran Bakat Muda Sezaman, National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur
1992 8 x 6 Watercolour Exhibition,Maybank Gallery
1995 To Mother With Love, Cafe Gallery, Isetan
1997 PNB National Creative Art Competition
1998 Footprint - Line of Continuity, GaleriWan
1999 Out of Flood, GaleriWan
2000 Pameran Tanpa Tajuk, Galeri Shah Alam
Aspirasi 2000, Pulau Langkawi 2000
2001 The Oriental Passage, Art Space Aoki, Schizuoka, Japan
Artworks being featured in American Club, Singapore
2004 The Framing Concept and Gallery Show
Tranquility, Artfolio, Singapore
2005 Tapestry - 2 Men Show, American Club, Singapore
2007 Serenpidity, Artfilio Gallery Singapore
2008 Fresh! Addition, Artfolio, Singapore
2009 Home 家, Artfolio, Singapore
Joyful Encounter, The Gallery @ Starhill, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2012 Prevue #01, Art Projects Gallery Hong Kong
2013 CNY Golden Snake Art Exhibition, Ledge Gallery Kuala Lumpur
1987 Art Competition, Alam Semulajadi Sedunia (First Prize)
1988 Art Competition organized by Holiday Inn (Second Prize)
1996 Estee Lauder Breast Awareness Campaign Art Compettition (First Prize)
1997 PNB National Creative Art Competition (Finalist)