Yellow Flower

DATE

12/07/2015 - 26/07/2015

The Legend of Ships

船的传说

Solo exhibition

ARTIST(S)

Jayson Yeoh 杨觉昇

VENUE

Younie Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

OPENING RECEPTION

12 July 2015, 07:00:00

ABOUT 

Being a self-taught artist allows Jayson Yeoh to develop his own distinctive style and personality through his artworks. Ever since the creation of the sketching cum semi-realism local Nanyang watercolour style pioneered by the late Master Yong Mun Sen, it is Jayson Yeoh that has invented one of the most impressive new contemporary semi-realism style and trend in Malaysia.

He fixes his painting subject on “ship” - from there he creates stories and legends, narrating the bitter and sweet of life. With his ingenious use of the language of colours, wise composition, the building of air and atmosphere, perception of time flow and exceptional imagination, Jayson Yeoh vividly brings these interesting stories to life.

Each painting is given birth from the internal dialogue with his soul. They represent life itself, or an exploration of life’s meaning during miserable times. With a unique, vigorous expression of thoughts and emotions, Jayson Yeoh is arguably the most remarkable contemporary watercolourist in Malaysia!

杨觉昇是位自学画家,因此绘画风格与技巧,皆有着属于自己浓厚的独特味道与性格。本土的水彩绘画从早期的杨曼生老师的写作兼半写意的南洋风格,走至今天,就以杨觉昇的技法,最令人瞩目与欣赏,并且成功开创了当代水彩绘画艺术的新派与潮流。

在绘画物相中,他老实地把主体定位在“船”的身上,再以“船”的主题附上千变万化的故事与经历,然后再赋予壮观的生命力与可歌可泣的情节。这些故事情节,皆在他巧妙的色彩语言、深思的构图、空气与气氛的酝酿、时间与岁月的融合、情绪的发挥与超凡的想象力中,淋漓尽致地挥洒并表现在画纸上。

他在画“船”,其实就是叙述生命,在呢喃着人生的百态与无情岁月流逝的无奈。每一幅画,代表一个生命,抑或一段生命的意义与思索,或是对生命的探讨与寻觅,因此皆是他内在思绪的结合品。也因为有着强烈的自我情感与思想方式,他的作品,得以让他成为本国当代水彩艺术中最富代表性人物!