• Yeo Kaa, ARE WE ALLOWED TO CRY NOW?, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 183 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, Separation Anxiety, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 122 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, The Warmth of Cold Bathroom Tiles, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 183 x 244 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, A Better World Without Us, 2018, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemüle paper, 135.5 x 105 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, New Profile Pic, 2018, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemüle paper, 135.5 x 105 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, This Better Look Good Hanging on Your Toilet, 2018, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemüle paper, 135.5 x 105 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, Options at 30, 2018, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemüle paper, 135.5 x 105 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, My Art, My Idea, 2018, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemüle paper, 135.5 x 105 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, Cramped Space, 2018, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemüle paper, 135.5 x 105 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, Another Day in Paradise, 2018, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemüle paper, 135.5 x 105 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, You Don't Bite The Art That Feeds You, 2018, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemüle paper, 135.5 x 105 cm
  • Yeo Kaa, Do You Think I Give A Fuck?, 2018, acrylic and fine art print on Hahnemüle paper, 135.5 x 105 cm
  • 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.

Yeo Kaa studied Advertising at the College of the Holy Spirit Manila, and has won the University of Santo Tomas On-the-Spot Painting Competition and Special Prize of the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence in 2010. She has mounted eight solo shows to date in Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia and Germany. In 2017, she was an artist-in-residence at Sarang Art Space in Jogjakarta, Indonesia and Arteles Creative Center in Haukijärvi, Finland and recently completed a residency in Berlin.