IT’S a dream come true for up and coming artist Yap Ley Min as she proudly holds her first solo exhibition from Feb 1 till March 3, after winning the ‘Spotlight 2018′ art competition last September.
Born in Butterworth, the 21-year-old who graduated from Equator College last year, said she was hoping to get into a joint exhibition or a solo exhibition. When she was a student, she had done three or four joint exhibitions at the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (Penangpac).
“I’m grateful to be given this chance. I aspire to be a full-time artist although I know the challenges ahead are tough,” Ley Min, as she is better known, said.
“After winning the ‘Spotlight 2018’ art contest, I was aiming to do a group or solo exhibition in Penang or in Malaysia. When I was given the chance to do solo, I was very excited. At the same time, I was also nervous and unsure how I could communicate properly in English.
“I’m still experimenting with new styles. I like to observe the interactions between humans. They give me the opportunity to see the beauty and imperfections of their world. And when I paint, I bring their impressions back into ‘play’ by memory.”