A graduate of London’s prestigious Chelsea College of Art and Design, Ashley Yeo uses her art to find solace in the world, or what she considers to be a “destructive and capitalist society”.
Spending hours quietly working on her drawings and hand-cut paper sculptures, she aims to create an intimate experience of “slowness and lightness”. Says the curator of our Art & Design issue Dawn Ng: “In an era of advanced technology and instant images, Ashley’s process feels so meditative and serene.”
Rendered in soft graphite, ink and gouache, her poignant black and white drawings use images drawn from personal memories, while her geometric paper-cut sculptures feature fine latticework. Last June – three years after graduation – she held her debut solo show You Must Imagine Sisyphus Happy, at Fost Gallery at Gillman Barracks. The gallery is known for signing on some of the best Singapore-based contemporary artists.
An adapted version first appeared in Female’s January issue.
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