Lot 41 | 7 February 2021



LOT 41


B. Singapore, 1936


Signed “TYEO” on lower left

Mixed media on paper laid on board

52 x 59 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 4,000 – RM 12,000

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, warm, perhaps what Thomas Yeo has captured here is nature at its best. He has eloquently captured depictions a red-hued landscape lush with greenery, trees and hills reminiscent of fall. 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.