Gouache on rice paper , 61 x 46 cm
About the artwork
"It's easy to say I want to be an artist because I love art. But this love alone is not enough. There are three things you must do to be an artist: You must have a dream—dream every day and night that you want to be an artist and of why you want to be an artist; you must have passion—all the time wherever you go, you are constantly thinking "I must draw this. I must create that"; and you must suppress your other interests and have discipline. The priority is always art and nothing else."
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