KOEH SIA YONG 许锡勇

Biography

Born 1938, Singapore

Background

1958 Graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
1970s   Art Editor for Xinzhou Newspaper weekend Art Magazine
1980s Specially appointed graphic artist for Nanyang Business Newspaper

Selected Exhibitions
2013 Singapore Showcase, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard,
Singapore
2013    Nanyang Inspiration, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard,
Singapore
2012    Living with Art, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore
2007    Unique 9 – Recent Paintings by 9 Singapore Artists, Cape of Good Hope
Art Gallery, Singapore
1995 A Mirror of Our Times, A Story in Cartoon Exhibition, Riverwalk Galleria,
Singapore
1994    Love of Bali Oil Painting Exhibition, The Substation, Singapore
1993    Ancient Path, Oil Painting Exhibition, Empress Place Museum, Singapore
1992    Paris Scenes, Oil Painting Exhibition, Marina Mandarin, Singapore
1992    Window On Asia, Oil Painting Exhibition, Empress Place Museum,
Singapore

Koeh Sia Yong’s oil works are diverse in subject matters, ranging from the figures of Balinese women to the portrayal of landscapes of Singapore scenes. His work is characterised by realistic and expressive approaches, using bold and unrestrained brush strokes. Koeh Sia Yong skilfully and boldly combines both impressionism and expressionism into his works. Today, Koeh Sia Yong is one of the most outstanding Singaporean artists known for his unique style and excellent painting techniques. His mastery in the application of colour and light enables Koeh to create a vibrant yet refined visual effect in his paintings. Koeh Sia Yong’s paintings enable viewers to experience the rich cultural scenes of South East Asia and its people.