Yeo Shih Yun: Brilliant One-of-a-kind Abstract Screenpaintings

By Dan in Featured Artists > Other Mediums

Yeo Shih Yun is a Singapore-based artist who has exhibited her unique ink-based artwork in solo shows in Singapore, Japan, and Germany.

After completing a post-baccalaureate program in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2002, Yeo returned to Singapore to found the independent art space, INSTINC and continue her own groundbreaking work fusing the classic and the contemporary.

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Yeo’s “screenpaintings” combine traditional methods of painting with silkscreen printing to form one-of-a-kind abstract originals that hearken back to the work of Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock.

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A Thousand Blue Skies, 100 x 170 cm, silkscreen paint and ink on linen

The artist’s intent is not to use screen printing to create exact, perfect, copies, but to treat it as an extension of her own brush.

Yeo first creates positive films by painting on them using brushes and inks. “During the process of exposing the screens, some marks are lost due to the fragile nature of the ink on the surface of the film” she explains.

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Composition #2 Triptych with Turquoise Stripe, 127 x 130 cm, silkscreen paint and pigments on linen, 2018

Not only are Yeo’s abstract forms full of movement, grace, and harmony, but her simple color palettes often feel like the visual representation of multiple notes in a musical chord.

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Coral Waves, 55 x 110 cm, silkscreen paint and ink on canvas, 2017

If you’d like to see more of Yeo Shih Yun’s amazing artwork, please take a few minutes to visit her website and explore the rest of her unique ink & paint creations!

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