Yeo Kaa Biography

A perfect dichotomy of colour and torment, Filipino artist Yeo Kaa (b. 1989) paints deceptively candy-coloured characters stuck in violent states of reality. Her stylised figuration brings to mind animation and fictional characters from children's books, a fantasy world that exists only in dreams and imagination. Yet these elements cleverly camouflage haunting and daring images: a tableau reminiscent of a crime scene, decapitated and dismembered bodies, or an insane person out of a killing spree. Such provocative combination of contrasting temperaments may well refer to a world full of contradictions, a world where darker tendencies of human nature are masked by misleading façades and are lurking beneath pleasant veneers.

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Yeo Kaa studied Advertising at the College of the Holy Spirit Manila, and has won the University of Santo Tomas On-the-Spot Painting Competition and Special Prize of the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence in 2010. She has mounted eight solo shows to date in Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia and Germany. In 2017, she was an artist-in-residence at Sarang Art Space in Jogjakarta, Indonesia and Arteles Creative Center in Haukijärvi, Finland and recently completed a residency in Berlin.

Text courtesy Yavuz Gallery.

Yeo Kaa Featured Artworks

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A flock I don't belong in by Yeo Kaa contemporary artwork painting
Yeo Kaa A flock I don't belong in, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
182.88 x 152 cm
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expensive things never did cut but it was beautiful by Yeo Kaa contemporary artwork painting
Yeo Kaa expensive things never did cut but it was beautiful, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
91 x 88 cm
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don't worry it looks good! by Yeo Kaa contemporary artwork painting
Yeo Kaa don't worry it looks good!, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
91 x 91.5 cm
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ultraposh by Yeo Kaa contemporary artwork painting
Yeo Kaa ultraposh, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
92 x 88 cm
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you'll be ok without those by Yeo Kaa contemporary artwork painting
Yeo Kaa you'll be ok without those, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
92 x 91 cm
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The only perception that matters is your own by Yeo Kaa contemporary artwork painting
Yeo Kaa The only perception that matters is your own, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
182.5 x 213.5 cm
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The only perception that matters is your own by Yeo Kaa contemporary artwork painting
Yeo Kaa The only perception that matters is your own, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
182.8 x 91.5 cm
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It's alright u strong AF by Yeo Kaa contemporary artwork painting
Yeo Kaa It's alright u strong AF, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
88.5 x 91.5 cm
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Yeo Kaa Recent Exhibitions

Yeo Kaa Represented By

Yavuz Gallery contemporary art gallery in Singapore Yavuz Gallery Singapore, Sydney
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