Check your plumbing Addictees!
You’d think $8 million apartments don't leak - but they do Addictees, they do. The SoHo apartment of former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo turned on the waterworks and dripped through the ceiling of artist Dorothea Rockburne. One hundred and seventy-six (we spelt it out for added drama) artworks were damaged. The result? A $2 million lawsuit against Dick because he let the leak continue for 5 hours. The moral of the story? Shit happens, so insure your artwork. No more borrowing sugar for you, Dick.
On that note, welcome to this week’s Weekend Art Fix. These works were created a little closer to home. Say hello to Singaporean artist, Koeh Sia Yong and Malaysian artist, Yeo Siak Goon.
by Koeh Siah Yong
Medium: Oil on canvas, signed by the artist
Size: Artwork: 76.1cm x 102.0cm - Framed: 99.2cm x 124.7cm x 6.7cm
About The Artist
Born in 1938, Koeh Sia Yong is a second-generation Singaporean artist who has dedicated his life to creating spectacular art capturing his environment and its occupants. An acclaimed artist, Koeh's works are highly sought after by collectors, including the Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, UOB and Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.
Nanyang Academy of Fine Art graduate Koeh was a key member of the now-defunct Equator Society, whose members promoted social realism in Singapore and often produced work that drew attention to the everyday conditions of the working class and the poor.
Koeh has been an illustrator and artist for over 50 years. Known for his unique artistic style and excellent painting techniques, he is one of Singapore's most outstanding artists today. His work is widely exhibited, and he is involved in the commercial development of art through magazines, art catalogues and political cartoons. The artist is most known for his oil painting depictions of rich culture scenes of Southeast Asia through bold and unrestrained brushstrokes.
Medium: Acrylic on canvas, signed by the artist
Size: Artwork: 152.5cm x 122.0cm - Framed: 154.5cm x 124.0cm x 4.5cm
About The Artist
Yeo Siak Goon (b. 1957, Malaysia) is known for his semi-abstract paintings of the female form in tropical settings. His love for nature and his fascination with tropical islands has defined his style.
Yeo commenced his practice as an amateur artist. He arrived in Singapore at the age of 14 and worked in a small advertising agency, and subsequently as a book designer. He took art courses in the evenings, studying under Leo Hee Tong and Hua Chai Yong, and spent weekends painting along the Singapore River.
He participated widely in art competitions and won several commendations and awards. These include the IBM Art Award (1987), the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award from the Singapore Art Society (1984, 1986 and 2011) and the first prize (Figurative category) at the UOB Painting of the Year (1990).
Yeo has exhibited locally and in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, France, the Netherlands and the United States of America. These include group exhibitions at the National Museum Art Gallery (1980, 1985, 1987 and 1991), the Empress Place Museum (1990), the Singapore Art Museum (2006), the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (1985, Taiwan) and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (2004, Japan). Yeo's works are in the collections of Singtel and the Agung Rai Museum of Art, Bali.
"My source of artistic inspiration comes from the transformation of time, space and objects into one." ~ Yeo Siak Goon
To see more of Yeo Siak Goon's work, click here.
Until the next one Addictees, we're off to read the Ladybird book of Chloroform and How To Use It.
Just checking you're still paying attention...
Blair & El xoxo