"That's All There Is" a collaborative exhibition by PG Lee & Yeo Tze Yang
29.07.2016 - EXTENDED TO 09.08.2016
Tues toSat - 11am to 9pm
Sun - 10am to 4pm
Closed on Mondays
At the end of June 2015 I asked PG if I could paint a portrait of him from life. It’s never easy to ask someone to sit for you. Most people would ask me “Why not simply paint from a photo”? So when it came to someone who understands the value of painting from life, I was grateful. The following weeks comprised of 3-4 hour sessions of painting, and every now and then, dinner at a nearby zichar shop. And naturally, we conversed thoroughly through these sessions and meals. No, we didn’t dive into deep existential, philosophical topics, but rather, like anyone else, gossiped, talked about our families and friends, talked about films and music, talked about Singapore’s art scene, talked about art-making. By the end of July I had completed the painting. On hindsight the value of making and time spent on this portrait was what triggered me to ask PG a few months later if he was keen to work on a show together. A show that would culminate what our conversations were about; the things we felt about our own lives, the people around us, what art means to us, and what it means to be an artist. And so by the time PG had drunk up the bowl of um (rice gruel water) after a late Teochew porridge supper in January 2016 the decision to collaborate on an exhibition was made. - Yeo Tze Yang
An exhibition culminating months of conversation on the seemingly insignificant - the sea, an island, an argument, a box, the future, the past, the present.
About the artists
Lee Pheng Guan (PG Lee) (b. 1974, Singapore) is a visual artist who previously completed his Bachelor degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London before embarking on a career as an art teacher. After teaching in various schools for 12 years, he did his MFA in Lasalle College of the Arts. PG works primarily in videos and installations, and makes sculptural objects to express his interest on the ephemeral nature of human existence and creating personal memories. He has taken part in various group exhibitions in Singapore and had his first solo show, weight/less at Lasalle’s Praxis Space in 2015. PG was also included recently in the SCOUT: Emerging Art Practices, Singapore showcase during the Singapore Art Week 2016.
Along with his artistic practice, Yeo Tze Yang (b. 1994, Singapore) is also pursuing a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences in National University of Singapore. Tze Yang works primarily in the traditional medium of figurative oil painting. His paintings predominantly capture his immediate surroundings, often chancing upon neglected and forgotten elements in everyday life. He was part of the Art Elective Program from secondary school to junior college for six years. Ever since leaving National Junior College in 2012, he has continued to paint, and has exhibited widely in venues such as Goodman Arts Centre, Shophouse 5, Institute of Contemporary Art, Art Apart Fair and the Affordable Art Fair in Singapore. He was a finalist in the Cliftons Art Prize in 2014, and has been recognized as one of “15 Singaporeans Aged 25 And Under To Watch In 2015” by mustsharenews.com. His works are part of private collections in Singapore, Australia, the UK and the USA. His first solo exhibition, A Place Behind My Eyes, was held at ION Art by Utterly Art.
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Lee Pheng Guan: email@example.com Yeo Tze Yang: firstname.lastname@example.org yeotzeyang.tumblr.com