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KOEH Sia Yong 许锡勇 (南洋风格 新加坡 第二代重要画家)
A key artist in Singapore representing the second generation Singapore Art. He represents one of the most important Nanyang Style Oil Painting Artists in Singapore.

His works are collected by Singapore Art Museum (Singapore National Art Gallery) and Singapore History Museum. His most important artworks are the 2 large scale oil paintings collected by the Singapore National Art Gallery depicting the historical scenes of the Japanese Occupation and Emergency period. These artworks represent the most important period of the early development of Singapore Art.

Born in 1938 and graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art. Since then he has undertaken his exploration in the art world for over fifty years. Known for his unique artistic style and excellent painting techniques, today he is one of the outstanding and highly collected artists in Singapore. In the 70s, Koeh was an art editor working for children Art Magazine, a part of the Xinzhou Newspaper's weekend issue. During the 80s, as a specially appointed graphic artist of Nanyang Business Newspaper, he produced a large number of political cartoons, magazine covers and illustrations. In addition, he was also engaged in exhibitions and events. He had successfully held many solo and group exhibitions and published two catalogues "Koeh Sia Yong Cartoons" and "Koeh Sia Yong's Paintings".

Koeh's oil paintings are diverse in subject matters. The realistic and expressive approaches are two major characteristics of his work. Many of his figure paintings describe the indigenous conditions and customs of Bali Island, Indonesia. His brushes capture the wavy figures of Bali women. Rich and intensive colors presented the touching scene of Bali ladies' singing and dancing as well as their traditional costumes and hair decorations. Koeh's landscape paintings usually depict scenes of the Singapore River, old streets, temples and volcanoes etc. Through the bold and unrestrained brush strokes, the artist not only represented objects realistically, but also expressed his inner feelings as well.

Koeh has mastered good techniques in the application of color and light. Contrasting colors such as yellow and purple, red and green, blue and orange, appeared often in his works. By employing complementary colors to coincide with these bright colors, the artist created a vibrant, gorgeous and yet refined visual effect in his oil paintings. During the creation process, Koeh always spends time in observing and producing the subtle changes of color tones, light and shades. And through his thorough study, his finishing touches help bring the works to life. For example, in one of his works, the artist applied a slight tone of red on the black surfaces, which perfectly pictured the Indonesian young girl's dark brown skin under the sunlight.

In Koeh's landscape painting, various treatments can be observed. He likes to use bold, heavy and dark outlines to depict Singapore old street scenes while using thinner, lighter and more vivid colors to reflect the spirit of modern Singapore.

In conclusion, Koeh's paintings enable viewers to experience the rich cultural scenes of South East Asia and its people, the sunny weather, blue sky and flourishing tropical forest etc. Currently, Koeh is still pursuing his unique individual style in order to capture his passion for life and nature.

Koeh Sia Yong Balinese Nude
Koeh Sia Yong
Balinese Nudes
100cm X 80cm
Oil on Canvas

Balinese Nude Singapore 2nd Generation Master Oil Painting artist
Koeh Sia Yong
Balinese Dancers
120cm X 100cm
Oil on Canvas

Koeh Sia Yong Balinese Nude
Koeh Sia Yong
Balinese Ceremony
24 X 20 inch (Collected)
Oil on Canvas

Balinese Nude Singapore 2nd Generation Master Oil Painting artist
Koeh Sia Yong
Balinese Nude
24 X 32inch (Collected)
Oil on Canvas

Koeh Sia Yong Balinese Nude
Koeh Sia Yong
Balinese Girl, A Lazy Afternoon
60cm X 70cm
Oil on Canvas

Balinese Nude Singapore 2nd Generation Master Oil Painting artist
Koeh Sia Yong
Nude, A Sunny Morning
50cm X 60cm
Oil on Canvas

Koeh Sia Yong Balinese Nude
Koeh Sia Yong
A Balinese Nude
60cm X 70cm
Oil on Canvas

Balinese Nude Singapore 2nd Generation Master Oil Painting artist
Koeh Sia Yong
Balinese Nudes
60cm X 70cm
Oil on Canvas

Koeh Sia Yong Nanyang Style Tropical Coconut Tree
Koeh Sia Yong
Tropical Coconut Tree, Nanyang Style
100cm X 100cm
Oil on Canvas

Nanyang Artist Koeh Sia Yong Banana Trees
Koeh Sia Yong
Banana Trees (Collected)
48inch X 48inch
Oil on Canvas

Koeh Sia Yong Old Singapore River Boay Quay
Koeh Sia Yong
Singapore River Boat Quay (Collected)
11 X 14inch
Oil on Canvas

Singapore Old Shop Houses Oil Painting Art
Koeh Sia Yong
Singapore Old Shop Houses, Chinatown (Collected)
11 X 14inch
Oil on Canvas

Koeh Sia Yong Singapore Old Shop Houses Chinatown
Koeh Sia Yong
Old Shop Houses Chinatown (Collected)
50cm X 40cm
Oil on Canvas

Koeh Sia Yong Singapore Old Shop Houses
Koeh Sia Yong
Old Shop Houses Chinatown
50cm X 40cm
Oil on Canvas

Koeh Sia Yong Singapore Oil Painting Artist Nanyang Style
Koeh Sia Yong
Balinese Nudes
65cm X 80cm
Oil on Canvas

Heritage Shop Houses Singapore Art First Generation Artist
Koeh Sia Yong
Old Shop Houses (Collected)
60cm X 70cm
Oil on Canvas

Koeh Sia Yong Singapore River
Koeh Sia Yong
Singapore River (Collected)
24 X 36inch
Oil on Canvas

Old Singapore River Bumboat Boats Tongkang
Koeh Sia Yong
Old Singapore River Bumboats
50cm X 60cm
Oil on Canvas

Koeh Sia Yong River Boat Quay
Koeh Sia Yong
Singapore River Boat Quay Bumboats
50cm X 60cm
Oil on Canvas

Old Singapore River Clarke Quay
Koeh Sia Yong
Old Singapore River (Collected)
50cm X 60cm
Oil on Canvas

Koeh Sia Yong Sunflowers
Koeh Sia Yong
Sun Flowers
60cm X 60cm (Collected)
Oil on Canvas

Balinese Nude Singapore 2nd Generation Master Oil Painting artist
Koeh Sia Yong
White Lotus
50cm X 60cm
Oil on Canvas

Koeh Sia Yong Sunflowers
Koeh Sia Yong
Sun Flowers
60cm X 60cm
Oil on Canvas

Balinese Nude Singapore 2nd Generation Master Oil Painting artist
Koeh Sia Yong
Sunflowers
30cm X 30cm
Oil on Canvas

Koeh Sia Yong Sunflowers
Koeh Sia Yong
Sun Flowers
30cm X 30cm
Oil on Canvas

Balinese Nude Singapore 2nd Generation Master Oil Painting artist
Koeh Sia Yong
Sunflowers
30cm X 30cm
Oil on Canvas

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