ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

 

KOEH SIA YONG  许锡勇

Singapore | 1938

Koeh Sia Yong’s oil works are diverse in subject matters, ranging from the figures of Balinese women to the portrayal of landscapes of Singapore scenes. His work is characterized by realistic and expressive approaches, using bold and unrestrained brush strokes. Koeh Sia Yong skillfully and boldly combines both impressionism and expressionism into his works. Today, Koeh Sia Yong is one of the most outstanding Singaporean artists known for his unique style and excellent painting techniques. His mastery in the application of color and light enables Koeh to create a vibrant yet refined visual effect in his paintings. Koeh Sia Yong’s paintings enable viewers to experience the rich cultural scenes of South East Asia and its people.

EDUCATION & AWARDS

1958    Graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

1970s    Art Editor for Xinzhou Newspaper weekend Art Magazine

1980s    Specially appointed graphic artist for Nanyang Business Newspaper

EXHIBITIONS

Selected Exhibitions

2013      Singapore Showcase, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore

2013      Nanyang Inspiration, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore 

2012    Living with Art, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore

2007    Unique 9 – Recent Paintings by 9 Singapore Artists, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery,  Singapore

1995    A Mirror of Our Times, A Story in Cartoon Exhibition, Riverwalk Galleria, Singapore

1994    Love of Bali Oil Painting Exhibition, The Substation, Singapore

1993    Ancient Path, Oil Painting Exhibition, Empress Place Museum, Singapore

1992    Paris Scenes, Oil Painting Exhibition, Marina Mandarin, Singapore

1992    Window On Asia, Oil Painting Exhibition, Empress Place Museum, Singapore