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The River-stroke by JY

Like the tributaries coursing through rolling hills and valleys, JY’s calligraphy art is an undulating and elevated articulation of tradition, poetry, syntax, meter and emotions. With each stroke of his brush, akin to tributaries flowing into a confluence of thoughts, a river of expressions.
The River stroke is a homage to his grandfather’s traditions - sojourns into memory; joy, love, anguish, and desire. When at first seen as unconventional and a brackish riposte to the traditions, JY’s art is very much steeped in the craft and deftness of traditional Chinese calligraphy. 
Beyond that, his art sees a world no longer delineated by rules, but only of a single-minded expression of thought, infused with layers of contemplation and purpose, expressed in the movement of his unceasing River-stroke.

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MINDFULNESS 靜觀 Solo Exhibition at eslite spectrum Kuala Lumpur 誠品生活

Updated: May 19

About the artist, Jameson Yap  葉彥晨 and the Solo Exhibition happening @eslite spectrum Kuala Lumpur (15/5 to 30/6/2023, 12pm-9pm Mon-Thu, 10am-10pm Fri-Sun)

Trained by his emigrant grandfather who arrived in Malaysia in the 1940’s, JY learned the artform under his tutelage and influence practicing on newspapers to perfect his stroke and calligraphic sensibility.

30 years of practice has led to the invention of JY’s singularly unique style, inspired by the flow of water in a river. He calls this form the River Stroke 流書.

A moving body of water is a powerful thing, yet it can find the path of least resistance around the hardest obstacles in its path to find its way. Water has the power to flow. Fluid and flowing the river achieves it will, always finding its way to its destination.

書法底蘊師承於1940年南下來到馬來西亞的爺爺。JY 葉彥晨汲取爺爺的教誨,沈浸在筆墨揮毫中,以閱畢的報紙作為練習紙,埋首在書法世界里,專注練習從中培養高度藝術修養。

時間的河孕育生命千姿百態,亦同樣孕育了JY 葉彥晨在書法世界里的靈氣和韻味;走在這30年的時間軸里,實踐與練習讓他領悟書法的博大精深,造就了他獨特的風格,以河流中的流水為靈感,自創「流書」(River Stroke),繼續讓「流書」創作風格與世界對話。


His endeavour is to show that calligraphy can be a creative, communicative, and emotionally expressive artform as opposed to purely placing emphasis on the style of writing. Through flow, gesture and emotion he hopes to express the distinctive style and influences of a Malaysian upbringing through his art.

藝術作品無遠弗屆,JY 葉彥晨希望實現一種創造性、交流性和體現情感表達的藝術形式;他冀望通過流動的情感讓作品與欣賞者產生共鳴,藉由書法藝術讓不同國界的人士看到來自馬來西亞獨特的書法藝術風格。

This round, Jameson Yap invites you to immerse yourself in his mindfulness series. Wander in each character that’s channelled through his signature River Strokes and bask yourself in the strength and beauty of the flow.

Keep calm, observe and appreciate.

Here’s an invitation to discover not only art, but your inner self and emotion. Regardless whether it calms you down or stirs up emotion, this is the best opportunity to kick-start a deep dialogue between *your what you see and how you feel.

此次,JY 葉彥晨邀您在書海世界中,沈浸地一遍一遍欣賞「靜。觀」系列。徜徉在以流書繪出的文字裡,感受筆墨流動的力與美。



Looking forward to see you there!




Solo Exhibition 彥晨個展

Venue 地點:

eslite spectrum Kuala Lumpur 誠品生活,

The Starhill

3.1477°N 101.7130°E

Duration 展期:

15.05.2023 to 30.06.2023

Live Art 現場藝術:

17.06.2023, 3pm

Book signing 簽書會:

17.06.2023, 4pm




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