JIAN LONG YEO Born 1983, lives and works in Singapore

Singapore-based artist Jian Long Yeo uses ball point pens to create intricate landscape drawings inspired by his surroundings. The artist adds water color and oil paint to his pen drawings which creates an apocalyptic aura seeped in mystery, similar to the aesthetic of a blurred photograph. The dark imagery in his work acts as a painful reminder to the threat that development has on Singapore’s natural sites. The layering of lines repetitively in order to create life-like forms, results in misty imagery in his works and dissolves the structured lines he began with. He is influenced by the etching techniques used Rembrandt and Albrecht Durer. Yeo uses textured surfaces as a canvas in order to capture an organic finish, before implementing his many layers of fine crosshatched lines to create depth. As Yeo gets closer and closer to nature in order to accurately depict it in his works, he is faced by the truth that because of commercial development, the natural inspiration is depleting, fading into a blurred memory, similar to the dream-like forms he creates.

The artist adds water color and oil paint to his pen drawings which creates an apocalyptic aura seeped in mystery, similar to the aesthetic of a blurred photograph.
Selected Works