Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of Malaysian artist, Yeoh Choo Kuan (b. 1988). The exhibition is titled What Makes A Mountain, and is scheduled to run from 7 – 19 January 2023 at Richard Koh Fine Art Singapore, Blk 47 Malan Road, #01-26 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444.
In What Makes A Mountain, Yeoh Choo Kuan explores “Shan Shui”, branching from his Streaming Mountain series where his ‘paint streaming’ technique is employed as the element of “Shui” (water). The individual paintings are configured in an assorted format which is then placed at varying heights. The variation of heights mimics the layers and rhythm of mountain ridges, aligning with the idea of “Shan” (mountain). Through the process of paint dripping from different directions, the various gestures allow Yeoh the freedom to create and experience dynamics within each scene. To him, the process of making art and a mountain are the same, both challenge one’s perspective in understanding things differently and one must endure trials for things to be made right.
Yeoh Choo Kuan (b.1988, Malaysia) lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
His practice articulates the tension between a spiritual élan and the magnetism of desire, violence and the flesh. The natural landscape and the overload of information are extremes of a spectrum he embraces and represents in all its contradictions. With abstract painting as a strong foundation, he has in the latest years transcended into the conceptual realm of installation. His explorations of different artistic domains meet a sheer enjoyment of textures, mark-making, and disintegration of the pictorial matter.
Yeoh Choo Kuan – What Makes A Mountain
7 - 19 January 2023
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Blk 47 Malan Road,
#01-26 Gillman Barracks,
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