Lot 32 | Auction XXII

LOT 32

B. Singapore, 1936

Misty Pass

Signed “tyeo” on lower left

RAYA GALLERY label affixed to the reverse

Gouache on rice paper laid on board

77 x 59 cm

Private Collection, Australia

RM 5,000 – RM 7,000

Through his travels, Thomas Yeo has experienced the ever-changing and urbanisation of Singapore. Although he mentioned that everybody in Singapore is familiar with construction and digging works in the city and despite it being a detriment, it actually inspired him to create works of art.

Saturated with lovely, soothing colours, perhaps what Thomas Yeo has captured here is nature and at its best. He captures eloquently the morning mist, cooling and soothing to the eye and the mind’s eye as well. It brings about a feeling of serenity and of escapism, as the artist paints the perfect, calming place to set your eyes on.

Born in 1936 in Singapore, Yeo graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1960 and then studied at the Chelsea School of Art and Hammersmith College of Art & Architecture in London. He served as the chairman of the Shell Discovery Art Awards and the president of the Modern Art Society, Singapore.