Timber by EMSIEN-3 LTD

Lyrical Abstraction 2013

'Yeo Shih Yun reinterprets Chinese ink painting by ingeniously incorporating silkscreen, performance and new media to recast this age old art form in a new guise. Yeo attempts to create marks done in Chinese ink by tying hair brushes to trees and allowing the natural swaying of the branches to create the marks. She then processes these ‘acts of nature’ on silkscreen, and combines them to create a completely new work that while abstract in nature, looks remarkably like a traditional Chinese ink painting.' David Chew, SAM curator