Recognised for his paintings of everyday life, Yeo Tze Yang continues to challenge perceptions of the mundane, taking objects he encounters on the street as his subject matter. These seemingly random debris he paints are on the ground, flattened or both; disintegrating, neglected or about to be discarded—a crumpled piece of junk mail, a loan-shark’s name card, an eggplant that has been driven over and the shadow of the artist’s own silhouette in a dirty drain—bits of urban life depicted in painterly strokes and unflinching realism. These still-lifes are then presented via various experimental formats. Here, art-making becomes a language of love and perhaps an obsession for the unloved. This exhibition is an ode to the absurdity, tragedy and pathos of the banal.
Venue: FOST Gallery, 1 Lock Road, #01-02, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108932
When: 13 Jan - 3 Mar 2024,
By: FOST Gallery