The exhibition features 25 abstract and semi-abstract oil and acrylic paintings – including early works from the period of 1980s and 1990s – by established Singaporean painter Yeo Hoe Koon.
Yeo Hoe Koon (b. 1935, Hainan, China) relocated to Singapore at a young age and studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1957. Following in the footsteps of NAFA’s seminal art figures such as Liu Kang and Lai Foong Moi, Hoe Koon attended the prestigious École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris between 1959 and 1961, where he immersed in an advanced European art scene. To further enrich his artistic experiences, he boldly embarked on a 3-year art study tour to Europe in 1965. Upon his return to Singapore, he began a career as an art teacher while continuing to explore and develop his art practice.
Hoe Koon’s abstract and semi-abstract compositions of landscape and still life images in Western oil impress with dynamic brushwork and adroit palette knife sculpting. He is also well-versed in modern Chinese ink painting. In addition to local and overseas private patronage, his paintings are widely collected by public and national organizations, including Singapore Art Museum, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Penang State Museum and Hyatt Hotel, Singapore.
Venue: artcommune gallery, Blk 231, Bain Street, #03-39, Bras Basah Complex S180231
Opening hours: 12 to 7 pm (Free Admission!)
When: 26 Feb - 6 Mar 2016,