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Andy Yang (b. 1973, Malaysia) is a visual artist based in Singapore since 2002

Yang received his practical and theoretical fine art education as foundation studies to his Diploma in Graphic Design from the renowned Malaysian Institute of Art in Kuala Lumpur. Thereafter, Yang enjoyed a successful career as an illustrator for over a decade.

In the mid 2000s, his initial passion for art was rekindled by a few trips abroad, which took him to come vis-à-vis artworks by artists such as Mark Rothko, Anselm Kiefer and Pablo Picasso. The profound impression left on him by these experiences led him, upon his return to Singapore, to broaden the horizons of his creativity and to explore how art could better serve it.

After the first few initial figurative investigations, Yang gradually moved to the abstract plane. He felt that this was the most fertile ground for his artistic research, essentially because of the freedom afforded to him in exploring colours and forms.

It was not long before Yang became seduced by the flamboyancy and immense power of the colour gold. It was as if all the power of the equatorial sun had landed on his canvases bringing to life the other colours around and beneath it.

Another essential character, which distinguishes Yang’s paintings and his progressing artistic research – though it is not immediately apprehended when looking at them – is the way the artist spreads the carefully selected colours. Yang does not forcefully apply acrylic and oil to the canvases. Instead, he uses air blown from various implements to allow the colours to be distributed in way that combines harmoniously the antithetical terms of control and chaos.

Of late, Yang turned to outward silence to be able to listen to the sounds coming from within himself and which materialise on his canvas in an explosion of inner life.

 “Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colours, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.” Wassily Kandinsky

For more information about Andy and his work, please contact him using any of the list below:

email :

andy@andyyang.com

tel:

+65 9746 7439

contemporary art weblinks :

https://andyyangsookit.wordpress.com/

Selected Shows

Andy Yang

Singapore

b. 1973, Malaysia

EDUCATION

Diploma in Graphic Design

Malaysian Institute of Art

SOLO EXHIBITION
2012

“Passions”

Shots Exhibition No.2

Shots Café Singapore

Singapore

2011

“Emotions”

Instinc Gallery

Singapore

2007

“Attachments”

The Asylum

Singapore

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013

“Tribute Exhibition- In conjunction with Singapore and Indonesia National Day”

ArtFront Gallery, Singapore

Featuring works by Dani “King” Heriyanto, Iqi Qoror, Nugroho Wijayatmo, Totok Sudarto, Agus Putu, Ronald Apriyan & Andy Yang

2012

“Wisdom Beyond Borders, Singapore Grand Finale 2012”

Ngee Ann Cultural Centre

Singapore

2011

“Interchange: Tribute Show 2011

Chan Hampe Galleries

Singapore

“Squares Invasion- The 50×50 Painting Show 2011

Instinc Gallery

Singapore

“100  Friends, Transmission: Project 2011

The Connoisseur Concerto “The Gallery”

Singapore

“Nixon Art Mosh 2011

Old School

Singapore

“Then Next Now”

Curated by Yanda

Fred Perry Laurel Wreath Shop (Ann Siang Rd)

Singapore

2010

“Seeing Is Believing 2010

Curated by Singapore Contemporary Young Artists (SCYA)

for Standard Chartered Bank to support the blind

Asian Civilisations Museum

Singapore

“RAW Art Singapore 2010

Sculpture Square

Singapore

“Nixon Art Mosh 2010

Old School

Singapore

“Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”

The Substation

Singapore

“A Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy”

Singapore

2009

“Art Fare”

Curated by Project Midas

House@Dempsey Hill

Singapore

2008

“ION@Orchard Outdoor Installation”

Singapore

“Tiger Translate Museum”

Fred Perry Laurel Wreath Shop (Ann Siang Rd)

Singapore

2007

“Le Monde est A Nous”

Night + Day

Singapore

Selected Sound/VIsual Performances:

2013

“OIC Moon Grazing at National Museum Singapore for Singapore Night Festival 2013”

Organisation of Illustrators (OIC)

Singapore

“Collapse”

by Bani Haykal

The Substation

Singapore

2011

“Dance, Tree, Dance”

Substation’s 21st Anniversary

The Substation

Singapore

“Nokia Blackbox Art Showcase 2011”

The Observatory featuring Andy Yang

Singapore

“Anitya 1”

The Observatory featuring Andy Yang

Earl Lu Gallery, LaSalle College of The Arts

Singapore

View “Anitya 1” video here:

AUCTIONS
2013

“Waves”
Zhong Cheng Auction, Taiwan

AWARDS
D&AD UK

Communication Arts US

Cannes Lions

GRANTS
2013

Abstract Innovation! through One East Artspace

National Arts Council

 Singapore

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
Illustrator

ART-RELATED ACTIVITIES

Member of Organisation of Illustrators (OIC)

Singapore

DONATIONS
2012

“Wisdom beyond borders” Singapore grand finale 2012

Singapore

COMMISIONED WORKS

ESPA, Resorts World at Sentosa

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Malaysia|Singapore|Taiwan | United Kingdom

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