Born in Johor in 1997 and graduated from the fine art department of
Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur recently, Yong Yao's realistic oil
painting subject matter touches the issue of life and death, and human
2016 - 2019: Diploma in Fine Art, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur.
2010 - 2015, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Impian Emas, Johor.
My paintings explore the subject mattter of life and dead that cannot
divorce from our existence. Life and dead are un-separated and they are
as if both sides of the coin.
When I was a child, ghost stories, horror movies and haunted houses in
amusement parks fascinated me. Those stories and scenes reappear in my
mind from time to time and they lead me into all sorts of imagination
that I hope to reveal in my work..
Sometimes the outcome of the works depict our human nature. Where are
we heading after dead? Is there an incarnation process going on? I
enjoy using skeletons as a metaphor of life after dead or dead while
Born in Johor in 1996 and graduated from the fine art department of
Dasein Academy of Art in 2019, Wee Meng has a passion in painting and
determines to build a career in the field of fine art. He plans to
produce a series of paintings based on social subject matters and take
part regularly in exhibitions and compeitions.
Sept 2016 - Apr 2019: Diploma in Fine Art, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala
Jan 2009 - Dec 2015, UEC, Kluang Chong Hwa High School, Johor.
Wee Meng's series of paintings explore his experiences on social and
myths, stereo- types social phenomenal that people may or may not call
into question is often his subject matters. He tends to simplify the
figures in his paintings to generate a universal human being without
discriminating gender, race, religious and cultural backgrounds and so
on. Wee Ming likes to combine realistic finishing with destroying
brushstroke on his canvases to reveal what is hidden beneath the
surface of the real.