The captivating works of Palaweña artist Yeo Kaa, renowned for her mastery of vivid colors and candy-colored palettes, are currently on display in a solo exhibition titled “Strength Exercise” at Tang Contemporary Art in Bangkok, Thailand.
Yeo’s artwork skillfully portrays seemingly whimsical characters trapped in unsettling realms of reality, creating a visual narrative that leaves viewers both enchanted and intrigued.
Through her art, she shares her own sentiments, struggles, and anxieties while aiming to establish a profound connection with the audience through its associations with modern-day existence.
Recognized for her exceptional talent, she has garnered numerous accolades throughout her artistic journey. In 2010, she achieved a significant milestone by winning the prestigious University of Santo Tomas On-the-Spot Painting Competition, showcasing her ability to create compelling art under time constraints. Furthermore, she received the Special Prize for Metrobank Art and Design Excellence, solidifying her position as a rising star in the art world.
With an impressive portfolio, Yeo Kaa has exhibited her artwork in ten solo shows both domestically and internationally. Her captivating pieces have graced galleries and exhibition spaces in Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Germany, and other countries, captivating viewers with their mesmerizing beauty and thought-provoking narratives.
In 2017, Yeo had the privilege of serving as an artist-in-residence at renowned institutions such as Sarang Art Space in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and Arteles Creative Center in Haukijärvi, Finland. These experiences allowed her to immerse herself in different artistic communities and expand her creative horizons. She has completed a residency program in Berlin in 2018, drawing inspiration from the vibrant artistic scene of the city.
The “Strength Exercise” exhibition, currently on view until July 9, showcases Yeo Kaa’s latest collection of vibrant and evocative artworks. Visitors have the opportunity to delve into her imaginative world and witness the power and depth of her artistic expression.