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November 11, 202828 July 2017

Rouwen Lim, The Star

Yeo Tze Yang’s snapshots of dusk – and the hours that stretch beyond – look like they are quite at home with the listless monotony of urban living. The people in these works don’t complain, they don’t bemoan their humdrum existence. They are simply present, and, above all, accepting.

Yeo’s Evening, a series of oil paintings capturing the different facades of night in his home country of Singapore, marks his first solo exhibition in Malaysia. This showcase of 15 works, currently showing at Our ArtProjects in Kuala Lumpur, comes two years after his first solo A Place Behind My Eyes, held in Singapore...

14 October 2017

Usha Chandradas, Plural Art Mag

We caught up with prolific young artist Yeo Tze Yang, after his two successful shows at iPreciation in Singapore, and OUR ArtProjects in Kuala Lumpur (KL). Only 23, he’s already won a Silver award in the prestigious United Overseas Bank Painting of the Year contest and is presently pursuing a degree in Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

25 May 2018

Rouwen Lim, The Star

Yeo paints the quiet. He finds it in the everyday scenes that often go unnoticed, and in the moments where we daydream and drift. In a new exhibition, now showing at the same gallery, Yeo's pensive world is dialed down further.


A duo exhibit Cheap Spirits presents paintings by Yeo and photographs by Singapore-based Malaysian photographer George Wong. Both harbour an obsession with the everyday, but viewed through a different lens.

12 July 2019

NUS News

What is an artist to do? Go to art school to perfect his craft, or to a university to enhance his substance? Graduating NUS Southeast Asian Studies student Yeo Tze Yang chose the latter. After spending six years of his education in the Art Elective Programme, honing his skills in photography, videography, digital illustration and fine arts, Tze Yang chose to continue his education at NUS Arts and Social Science to find more fodder for his soul.

29 July 2019

Sara Lau, Art & Market

Yeo Tze Yang stands out among his peers. Instead of attending art school after completing his ‘A’ Levels, he opted to study Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Now as a fresh graduate, he prepares for his solo show, ‘A Lack of Significance’ at iPreciation. In this interview, he speaks about the evolution of his practice and reflects on his positionality as an artist in Singapore...

4 October 2019

(Column piece for TODAY Online)

I graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in May and am a full-time artist, having held various group and solo exhibitions since 2013 and winning the UOB Painting Of The Year silver prize in 2016.  

My decision to become an artist was perhaps one that was never made in the first place — I don’t remember making any decision, I simply did stuff.

6 October 2019

Wong Kim Hoh, The Straits Times

Art does not need to be 'cheem', says self-taught painter Yeo Tze Yang, whose evocative works often depict ordinary objects and everyday life

6 January 2020

黄向京, 联合早报

本地年轻全职画家杨子扬(26岁)的天赋与才气显而易见,在去年8月第三次个展“不重要的重要”,已出现个人画风特色的雏形。杨子扬通过阿公阿嫲也看得懂的具象油画,敏感又细腻地捕捉日常生活的灵光乍现,趣味盎然。画面的本土选材与含蕴的饱满情感,各种细节的耐人寻味,用色厚彩的立体逼真,容易触动人心,因而获选为2020年度视觉艺术领域的新星...

My perfect weekend

12 March 2021

Chantal Sajan

Senior Correspondent

Straits Times, Singapore

"As a full-time artist, I do not have a fixed Monday-to-Friday routine, so most of my weekends are very much like my weekdays. I get up, have breakfast, exercise, have lunch, relax for a while and then take the MRT from Bedok to my art studio in Tai Seng industrial estate..."

【新画彩】第二集 杨子扬:油画中的幽默

7 April 2021

"杨子扬是个都市漫游者,当兵或上学,吃饭或出游,凡是生活中的人事物,他都观察入微。在邻里组屋区长大的他,会捕捉“难看的安哥安娣”的表情,画出不一样的美感。住家楼下的巴刹、咖啡店、垃圾桶、塑胶椅、4D马票等,无不表达着他的感觉和情绪..."