A Lack of Significance
10 August - 24 August
At solo exhibition “A Lack of Significance” by artist Yeo Tze Yang, view recent oil paintings that he has been working on since early 2017. From an old man sitting in what seems like the middle of nowhere, an empty vegetable and fruit store to a discarded lottery ticket, he memorialises the lives of ordinary people, paying particular focus on the neglected in our daily lives. The subject matter of his artworks is derived from his experiences and retrospection in Singapore and within the Southeast Asian countries he travelled to. Recognising the sentimental value within the forgotten and neglected persons, objects and places of his immediate surroundings, he finds it worthwhile to paint their stories. Avoiding contemporary conceptual approaches to art, he takes a more direct and emotive approach to painting. The result is an accumulation of images, thoughts, emotions, stories and memories, that in turn become allegories of both the artist’s life and the stories that his audiences weave into his works.