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Andy Yang

Born: 1973

Hometown: Singapore

Based in: Singapore

Andy Yang Soo Kit (b. 1973, Malaysia) is a multi-disciplinary Singapore-based artist whose practice has traversed the disciplines of painting, drawing, installation, as well as performance and music over the past two decades. With an abiding interest in expanding the visuality of painting – especially within the realm of abstraction – his explorations in oil, acrylic, and ink upon a variety of supports have demonstrated his technical virtuosity and dexterity across the range of media.

Inspired by strong emotions, Yang’s pursuit of painting is underscored by the fundamental impulse to create. In advancing expression over rationalization as an alternative cognitive approach, he builds forms and advances narratives led by intuition. His painterly compositions, informed by musical notions of counterpoint and harmony, find resolution upon the surfaces of his choosing – yielding comforting attunements of emotions rather than raw and literal displays.

For his bold explorations in the field, Yang was commissioned by Audi to customise an e-tron GT, dubbed Electric Dreams, for the Singapore Motorshow 2023. His other prominent commissions include works residing within ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa, as well as One Farrer Hotel & Spa (Singapore).

To date, Yang has taken part in an array of solo, group exhibitions, and festivals including Make Yourself At Home: A Glimpse Into All Welcoming Scenarios (2023) by The Private Museum, Minting Good in collaboration with Singapore Economic Development Board at London Tech Week (2022), oneirism Rituals at the Singapore International Festival of Arts (2022), as well as numerous others. His performances have also been presented at prominent Singaporean institutions such as the ArtScience Museum (Ceremony, 2019), Asian Civilisations Museum (Mindfulness, 2017), the National Museum of Singapore (OIC Moon Grazing, 2013), and more.

With his openness towards collaborative practices and ingenuity in commissions, his works can be found in numerous private and public collections internationally.


Andy Yang In The Studio

For me, the whole chaos and adrenaline rush. I am trying to put my thoughts out on a physical plane. It leaves me little time to put them together and enjoy the works after they are done, especially in my tiny studio. When it happens, it is quite an unexplainable feeling. Almost euphoric, yet there are happiness and sadness altogether.

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More About Andy Yang

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Currently it's mortality, human relationships and nature. Fragile and inevitable.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

Most of the time I would pick up an idea or topic from the collection from my sketchbook. Rough ideas that I have recorded throughout the years waiting for me to work on them. I will work on them for a while and see if they are worth pursuing before I dedicate more time to develop them.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Conversational, emotive and alive.

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Howard Hodgkin are the all time favourites. Of late, it has to be Cecily Brown, Liu Xiao Dong and Goh Beng Kwan.

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

This has to be my pencil, portable watercolour kit and sketchbook to record my ideas on the go.

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Always give your all in whatever you do. Don't waste time. Life may be taken away from you at any time.

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Most of the time it's music and nature. Soundscapes and beautiful sunrises/sunsets.

Collections Featuring Andy Yang

6 Collections

Abstract Art

Abstract Art

81 Artists, 86 Products

Last updated: March 27, 2023

By Medium: Oil Paintings

By Medium: Oil Paintings

49 Artists, 67 Products

Last updated: January 25, 2023

Expressive Watercolour Artists

Expressive Watercolour Artists

41 Artists, 59 Products

Last updated: January 6, 2023

Articles Featuring Andy Yang

1 Article



Malaysian Institute of Art

Malaysia, 1994


Bus.Stop.Art. for Singapore Art Week SAW2021

Singapore, 2021

The Virality of Chance

Singapore, 2020

DE:VOTED for Singapore Art Week SAW2020

Singapore, 2020

Imaginary Excursions: I Think I Am On A Field Trip

Singapore, 2019

DE:FAULT One Night Only! Happenings & Performances

Singapore, 2019

The Sound of Gestures

Singapore, 2019

Artskins for Light To Night Festival 2018

Singapore, 2018


Singapore, 2018

The Many Glimpses of Drama

Singapore, 2017

Art.Lifestyle.Environment: The Farrer Park Company Art Collection

Singapore, 2016

Existential Passages

Singapore, 2016


Singapore, 2016

Field Trip Project Asia

Singapore, 2015

Glenfiddich 1965

Singapore, 2015

One Farrer Lifestyle Art & Culture by Sculpture Square

Singapore, 2015

Abstract Innovation!

Singapore, 2013

Wisdom Beyond Borders, Singapore Grand Finale 2012

Singapore, 2012


Singapore, 2012


Singapore, 2011

Nixon Art Mosh 2011

Singapore, 2011

Then Next Now. Fred Perry Laurel Wreath Shop, Singapore

Singapore, 2011

Squares Invasion- The 50×50 Painting Show 2011

Singapore, 2011

100 Friends, Transmission: Project 2011

Singapore, 2011

Seeing Is Believing 2010 Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Singapore, 2010


Singapore, 2007


Art.Lifestyle.Environment: The Farrer Park Company Art Collection