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Shih Yun Yeo

Apart from paintings and drawings, Shih Yun Yeo works with diverse mediums including silk-screen, video and painting directly on 16mm films. Influenced by Abstract Expressionists, she is known for her strong energetic use of black ink and a passionate obsession with capturing the elusive moment that exists between chaos and order.

 

Through inventive, often playful techniques since 1999, she have been using non-traditional tools like household brooms and mops, rollar-blades, water guns, brushes tied to tree’s branches activated by the sheer will of wind and remote controls cars, with the traditional medium, Chinese ink in her works. In recent years, Shih Yun started using toy robots to create marks in her works.

 

Each mark created by the robot is spontaneous, without the constraints of a limited visual vocabulary, creating drawings of absolute freedom and honesty. All of her works continue to explore the mystic aspects of the drawing process (accidental and impermanent manifestations).

In this series of works “ROBO-CHARGE”, Shih Yun continues her exploration in using toy robots to create marks in her works. This time, specific activities happening on the paper/canvas are dictated by rules she made up and by using the element of chance from a dice. Her intention is to trade the lack of control for the joy of seeing what would arise.