Andy Yang

b. 1973, Malaysia
Lives and works in Singapore

Andy Yang Soo Kit is a multi-disciplinary 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, and 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.


Country: Singapore
Social Media: @andyyangsookit