INKPULSE charts the course of Yeo Shih Yun’s art journey from 2000 until 2017—one that chronicles from her budding years when she first fell in love with Chinese ink, to diving headfirst into Abstract Expressionism, Rothko and the other “gods” that would serve to underpin Yeo Shih Yun’s creative oeuvre and penchant for unconventional experimentations, to her eventual founding of INSTINC and collaborations with many interesting fellow artists from all parts of the globe.
With an ink-based, East-meets-West aesthetic—influenced by the tutelage of eminent painter Chua Ek Kay—this monograph is a highlight on Yeo Shih Yun’s pulsating pursuit for new depths and new perspectives within the realm of Abstract Expressionism, delving into her art making process which oftentimes is akin to a spontaneous search for the poetic sentiment and dramatic unknowns. Mixing means, mediums and collaborators are important features of her painting style and creative identity as seen in her body of works.
This publication is presented as a progressive catalogue of Yeo Shih Yun’s art works over the years, interspersed with accounts by the people she has met along the way—gallerists, curators, friends and fellow artists alike. It is only through reading their essays does the chaos emerge into order, with the randomness of collective memories offering new angles, multi-layered dimensions and deeper connecting vibrations to Shih Yun’s art.
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This monograph will feature key works of Shih Yun from the period of 2000 to 2017, including some of my works that have never been exhibited before. It is the first time such a comprehensive survey has been carried out! This monograph will also be used:
- As a reference book as I am invited by Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the aRts (STAR) as a Artist Mentor to conduct a series of workshops over a week in NOV 2017 for a group of art teachers.
- As a resource for art/design students in Singapore who is keen to understand about Contemporary ink painting from a perspective of a local artist. (donating the monograph to various schools with art/design/architecture courses)
- To promote Shih Yun’s works
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