In Tze Yang’s paintings, a strong personal sincerity is conveyed that offsets the depth of the subject matter that he is portraying. This is to say, behind the close observation of the current societal problems, so much more is an experienced assessment of the situation, a choice, but not aimed at the subject’s profound portrayal. It is almost as though Tze Yang deliberately or unintentionally does not emphasize the composition but wants the viewer to seek the story behind the picture.
Yeo Tze Yang (1994)
Tze Yang's shaping of these life scenes shows a sense of beauty and elegance, obviously derived from his persistent pursuit of the formal language, painting. A self-taught painter, Tze Yang, is surprisingly very accomplished. The most impressive thing in his painting language is his use of brushwork – people and scenery is shaped with free and easy brushwork, free but finely controlled with an elegant sense of rhythm. Such brushwork, combined with subtle and comely colors, offers a calm and elegant formal aesthetic independent from the forms and situations depicted, showed his skilled artistic techniques. Tze Yang won the UOB Painting of the Year, Silver Award in 2016.
Yeo Tze Yang
Oil on Canvas
105 x 135 cm