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Choreographed Collisions 2014

Galerie Steph is pleased to present Choreographed Collisions, a solo exhibition by Singapore artist Yeo Shih Yun. The exhibition will feature all new works of abstract paintings with organic shapes and geometric lines composed in ink and silkscreen paint on canvas and linen. 

In Choreographed Collisions, Shih Yun continues to experiment in spontaneous gestures and random motions through toy robots. An unconventional and unusual art-making tool, Shih Yun’s first use of toy robots was in 2010. While at a recent residency in Japan, she continued to explore it as a tool in creating accidental markings, thereby removing the artist’s signature strokes and idiosyncratic touches. Her works are also mostly composed in shades of black against white canvasses or unprimed linens to highlight better the dynamic motions. Her bold and energetic use of black ink expresses movement and serves to emphasise the mark making as a performance. 

Since 2001, Shih Yun has explored the creation of gestural surface marks through non-traditional tools like household brooms, frozen ink cubes, water-guns, spinning tops, rollerblades and watering cans filled with ink then poured from a distance.

Choreographed Collisions 2014