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Ashley Yeo

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Ashley Yeo

Hometown: Singapore

Lives and Works: Singapore

 

I make drawings, sculptures and installations. My works have been motivated by reflections on existence in a complex and modern world. With the advancing technologies, saturation of information, demand for instant gratification and results, the growing complexities of human relations, making art has become a coping mechanism to deal with the heaviness of existing. It led to the working with the notions of slowness and lightness, which continued into my work as the personal and intimate. I make drawings and paper cuts as an effort to engage with the viewer—through meditative making and time spent on each work to create an experience that can reach the viewer.

I physicalize ideas that stem from the personal and formalize them through selective imageries and thoughtfulness. I work within a construct of creating depth and curiosity, to take time and make works by hand to create an intimacy which technical reproduction cannot mimic. It is the idea of making, to reach an intense complexity of creation to harness feelings and energy for slowness. People spend less time experiencing because it takes time to experience—the idea of slowness was to repair the loss of experience—to return value to it.

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