• Yeo Kaa, The End of Suffering (quadriptych), acrylic on canvas, 152 x 488 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, The End of Suffering (I), 2017, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 122 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, The End of Suffering (II), 2017, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 122 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, The End of Suffering (III), 2017, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 122 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, The End of Suffering (IV), 2017, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 122 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, You Don't Need Anyone to Feel You're Worth It, 2017, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemühle paper, 132 x 102 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, Toxic and Insecure, 2017, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemühle paper, 132 x 102 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, Good night, yeokaa, 2017, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemühle paper, 132 x 102 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, Self Contentment, 2017, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemühle paper, 132 x 102 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, ANXYANXYANXY Nights, 2017, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemühle paper, 132 x 102 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, Surrounded by many and still feeling lonely, 2017, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemühle paper, 132 x 102 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, Killing Yourself is like Killing Everyone Who Loves You, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 213 cm

Yeo Kaa

A perfect dichotomy of colour and torment, Filipino artist Yeo Kaa (b. 1989) paints deceptively candy-coloured characters stuck in violent states of reality. Her stylised figuration brings to mind animation and fictional characters from children’s books, a fantasy world that exists only in dreams and imagination. Yet these elements cleverly camouflage haunting and daring images: a tableau reminiscent of a crime scene, decapitated and dismembered bodies, or an insane person out of a killing spree. Such provocative combination of contrasting temperaments may well refer to a world full of contradictions, a world where darker tendencies of human nature are masked by misleading façades and are lurking beneath pleasant veneers.