contact + bio + selected shows

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

Andy received his fine art education from the renowned Malaysian Institute of Art in Kuala Lumpur, and graduated in 1994. Thereafter, Andy enjoyed a successful career as a designer. In the mid-2000s, a trip abroad took him vis-à-vis artworks by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Pablo Picasso. The profound impression left on him by these experiences led him to broaden the horizons of his creativity and to explore visual artistic languages. Since then Andy has been participating in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? at The Substation Gallery (2010), Emotions at Instinc Gallery (2011), Abstract innovations at One East Asia Gallery (2013), Existential Passages at K+ Scott’s Square (2016), and The Many Glimpses of Drama at Art Forum Gallery (2017).

Early on, Andy became fascinated by the abstract form, and by the flamboyancy of the colour gold. It was as if the power of the equatorial sun had landed and scattered on his canvases bringing to life the other colours, as in Flashbacks (2011).

Furthermore, Andy considered the abstract more suitable to respond to his longstanding passion for music. The exploration into the myriads of possibilities between visual art and music led him to the creation of works under musical stimuli, and also in collaboration with, amongst others, the local indie band The Observatory. In Anitya 1 (2011) the artist exposes the process of his art making in full cycle, from creation to destruction, and provides the compelling visual focal point to the music played live by The Observatory, at the Earl Lu Gallery of the Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore. And again, in the collaborative Spooky Action (at a Distance) presented for ArtScience Late in 2015 at the ArtScience Museum Singapore, Andy’s music and installation converge and blend in the impromptu performance by Strangeweather Movement Group.

Another distinctive character of the artist’s art-making process is the way he applies the carefully selected colours. Andy does not proceed deliberately and in full control. Instead, he uses air blown from various implements to allow the colours to be dispersed in a way that combines harmoniously the antithetical forces of control and fortuity: space, materials, implements become co-creators alongside the artist, as in Breaking Barriers Of The Unknown (2014).

In recent years, Andy, grown confident in his familiar approach, and in unconscious pursuit of fresher challenges, has begun exploring a new direction: his field of vision embraces a wider and more balanced perspective. In his artwork for Chok Kerong’s album Tales They Told Me (2017), Andy uses ink and acrylics on paper: emptiness and silence play as much a part as the asemic writing, notes and pentagram’s lines pirouetting and swaying in the energetic composition. In Just Another Evening (2017), the indelible memory of a sunset is distilled, decomposed in its nuanced and essential elements, and conveyed on paper with a composed, measured, and confident maturity.

“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

1994

Diploma in Graphic Design

Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

The Many Glimpses of Drama

Art Forum Gallery, Singapore

2016

Existential Passages

K+ Scott’s Square, Singapore

2012

Passions

Shots Exhibition No.2

Shots Café, Singapore

2011

Emotions

Instinc Gallery, Singapore

2007

Attachments

The Asylum, Singapore

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Conversations

group show collaboration with Eugenia Gajardo

The Studio, Singapore

Artskins for Light To Night Festival 2018

National Gallery Singapore

2016

Hideaways

Playeum, Singapore

Art.Lifestyle.Environment: The Farrer Park Company Art Collection

book launch, and exhibition curated by Marjorie Chu

One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore

2015

Glenfiddich 1965

South Beach Club, Singapore

Field Trip Project Asia

The Art Gallery at National Institute of Education, Singapore

One Farrer Lifestyle Art & Culture by Sculpture Square

One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore

2013

Abstract Innovation!

One East Asia Gallery, Singapore

Tribute Exhibition

ArtFront Gallery, Singapore

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

Fred Perry Laurel Wreath Shop, Singapore

2010

Seeing Is Believing 2010

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

Bloodgroup+ Space, Singapore

2009

Art Fare

House at Dempsey Hill, Singapore

2008

ION@Orchard Outdoor Installation

Singapore

Tiger Translate Museum

Fred Perry Laurel Wreath Shop, Singapore

2007

Le Monde Est A Nous: 04

Night & Day, Singapore

SELECTED SOUND/VISUAL PERFORMANCES

2017

The Jaguar Art Experience

Jaguar Land Rover Showroom, Singapore

Mindfulness for Lululemon Athletica in collaboration with Andy Chia

Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

2015

Spooky Action (at a Distance) II for ArtScience Late

ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

2013

OIC Moon Grazing for Singapore Night Festival 2013

National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

Collapse in collaboration with Bani Haykal

The Substation, Singapore

2011

Dance, Tree, Dance

The Substation, Singapore

Nokia Blackbox Art Showcase 2011

Singapore

Anitya 1 in collaboration with The Observatory

Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

VIDEOS

Anitya 1

http://vimeo.com/22158266

Identity

https://vimeo.com/59492254

AWARDS
Year D&AD UK

Year Communication Arts US

Year Cannes Lions

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

2016

Art.Lifestyle.Environment: The Farrer Park Company Art Collection

2013

Creative Cultures: The Singapore Showcase

The Design Society Journal no.7

The Pocket Arts Guide May/June Issue 39: Destination Art One

DONATIONS

2016

We Are Not Afraid Of Night. We Are Light for I-India Jashn-e-Roshni: A Celebration of Light, Fundraising Gala 2016

Gillman Barracks, Singapore

2014

#lushloveslocal Presents Art Meets Music for Lush99FM Singapore and Autism Association Singapore. Silent Auction.

Yeo Workshop, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

2012

Wisdom Beyond Borders, Singapore Grand Finale 2012 in aid of The Thailand Flood Relief

Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, Singapore

GRANTS
2013

National Arts Council Singapore

AUCTIONS
2013

Waves
Zhong Cheng Auction, Taiwan

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member of Organisation of Illustrators Council, Singapore

COMMISSIONS

2016

Art.Lifestyle.Environment: The Farrer Park Company Art Collection

One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore

2012

Tranquillity

ESPA Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore


PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA

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