Early Works

Following her instincts about the fascinating medium, Yeo Shih Yun decided to explore ink painting further at the San Francisco Art Institute. Using a monochromatic palette and a range of different paintbrushes, she experimented with several techniques. The artist’s earliest works, perhaps unintentionally, showcase a captivating balance between the traditional method of Chinese Ink Painting and abstraction - the interplay of conventional and modern elements that broadly defines her body of works until today.

Three Rooms (triptych) , 50 x 150 cm, Chinese ink and acrylic on canvas, 2003, Private Collection

Three Rooms (triptych), 50 x 150 cm, Chinese ink and acrylic on canvas, 2003, Private Collection

11 Aug 2009 , 147 x 2013 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2009

11 Aug 2009, 147 x 2013 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2009

Defy #1 , 100 x 76 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2009

Defy #1, 100 x 76 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2009

Norway Series #4 , 76 x 168 cm, Ink and pigment on paper, 2009

Norway Series #4, 76 x 168 cm, Ink and pigment on paper, 2009

Impossibility of Repetition , 165 x 148 cm, silkscreen ink and thread on linen, 2007, Private Collection  UOB Painting of the Year, Highly Commended Entry, Abstract category, 2007

Impossibility of Repetition, 165 x 148 cm, silkscreen ink and thread on linen, 2007, Private Collection

UOB Painting of the Year, Highly Commended Entry, Abstract category, 2007

In the Raw Series #1 , 61 x 46 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2007, Private Collection

In the Raw Series #1, 61 x 46 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2007, Private Collection

Night , 150 x 170 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2006, Collection of Mr Koh Seow Chuan

Night, 150 x 170 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2006, Collection of Mr Koh Seow Chuan

Composition Alpha (diptych) , 165 x 148 cm each, silkscreen ink on linen, 2007, Private Collection

Composition Alpha (diptych), 165 x 148 cm each, silkscreen ink on linen, 2007, Private Collection

Up , 60 x 35 cm, mixed media and Chinese ink on board, 2012

Up, 60 x 35 cm, mixed media and Chinese ink on board, 2012

Rollerblade #1 and #2 , 120 x 80 cm, Chinese ink on rice paper, 2004

Rollerblade #1 and #2, 120 x 80 cm, Chinese ink on rice paper, 2004

Beginning , 28 x 21 cm, ink on paper, 2001

Beginning, 28 x 21 cm, ink on paper, 2001

Spirit , 28 x 21 cm, ink on paper, 2001

Spirit, 28 x 21 cm, ink on paper, 2001

Instinct , 41 x 224 cm, Chinese ink on watercolour paper, 2001, Private Collection

Instinct, 41 x 224 cm, Chinese ink on watercolour paper, 2001, Private Collection