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Lights In

Yeoh Choo Kuan

05.05 - 06.16, 2018



Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok is proud to announce the opening of Yeoh Choo Kuan’s solo show “Lights In” on May 5, 2018.

Light In is Yeoh’s first body of work in 2018, also the first since moving into a new studio space. These landscape pieces from Lights In drew inspiration from the newness of his immediate surroundings. Yeoh said: “I observed the condition of light casted onto the landscape around it, the dappled lights shone through leaves during sunset made me consider the language adopted by impressionist schools to depict light. By removing the use of brushes, these languages are reinterpreted through my own mark-making gestures to address the sensibilities of the present.


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Caress My Eyeball

Caress My Eyeball Oil and lacquer on linen 130 x 158 cm 2018

Left Eye Dominating The Right Dominant Eye

Left Eye Dominating The Right Dominant Eye Oil and lacquer on linen 150 x 550 cm 2018

Super Spherical Space

Super Spherical Space Oil and lacquer on linen 158 x 130 cm 2018

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Yeoh Choo Kuan


Born in 1988 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yeoh Choo Kuan (b. 1988, Malaysia) lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His work is an exploration of the possibilities through mark-marking. He has explored a variety of themes including domesticity, sexuality, the human body, as well as death and the subconscious. His early autobiographical works illustrate the purging of unrest and hidden emotions left by traumatic experiences through mark-making on painted imageries. His approach had since shifted toward gestural abstraction with highly textured strokes, which is referred to as his self-coined “Fleshing Abstraction” – a synthesis of disintegration set in contrast as the tension and forces are weighted on the oil surfaces.

Informed by distinctive visual languages accumulated over the course, he is currently drawing inspiration from nature to discover the potential of landscaping and pictorial means.



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