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Melissa Teo

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Melissa Teo

Born: 1970

Hometown: Singapore

Based in: Singapore

 

Armed with a Bachelor of Arts Degree form the National University of Singapore, Melissa Teo made a switch from teaching Art full time in a secondary school to venturing into painting full time. In addition, she does illustration and graphic design on a regular basis. Projects cater to a wide range of subjects both hand and digitally rendered. She still teaches adjunct. She became a member of the Singapore Art Society in 2010 and have since participated in the society's annual group exhibitions. Her works have been shown at the Utterly Art gallery , the Affordable Art Fair and the Art Apart Fair.

Her works may revolve familiar Singapore scenes but her bold and unique style gives a distinctive edge.

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Round the Bend (Junction of Ann Siang Hill and Club Street)

Melissa Teo, Singapore

Painting

US$ 2,800

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About Melissa Teo


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What inspires you?

Local street scenes and wildlife


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Describe your creative process.

I usually take photos and then conceptualise from there. When I paint, I sometimes paint wothout prior mark marking as I like the spontaneous and unptedictable flow of the paints.


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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Bold...expressive...semi representational


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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Wu Guan Zhong, Li Fu Yuan


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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

I use almost anything that makes a mark with paints.


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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

To keep on creating...


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Where do you go for inspiration?

Immerse myself in the scene.

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