Articles, Exhibition Reviews & Interviews
6 January 2020
6 October 2019
Art does not need to be 'cheem', says self-taught painter Yeo Tze Yang, whose evocative works often depict ordinary objects and everyday life
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.
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...
12 July 2019
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.
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.
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).
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...