Gouache on rice paper , 45 x 60 cm
About the artwork
Throughout the decades, Yeo embarked on long journeys across the borders of the countries in Indochina, like Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and China. The landscapes that he travelled through offered points of inspiration and deepened his insight as the artist who. The works that arose from his travels were works of self-expression inspired from his interactions and experiences.Although Yeo is known more for his abstract paintings, he produced some figurative works as well, forming a deeper connection to it in recent years.
About the artist
Born in Singapore in 1936, Thomas Yeo is a
prominent Singapore second-generation artist. Educated at the Nanyang Academy
of Fine Arts, Chelsea School of Art and Hammersmith College of Art and Building,
his modern works have been described as "highly imaginative landscapes of
the unconscious mind." He is an active supporter of Southeast Asian art,
and has served as chairman of the Shell Discovery Art Awards and president of
the Modern Art Society, Singapore. Yeo has received the UOB Painting of the
Year award and the Cultural Medallion for his contributions to visual arts in
Singapore. His art has been widely exhibited in Southeast Asia, Europe, USA, and
Australia, and he has presented 39 solo exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions.
View an interview with Thomas Yeo here: http://youtu.be/H8lOTa0TrJI