Wong Shih Yaw has swung from emotive expressionism in his early days at the Artists Village and first solo exhibition, Worldly People (1996), to the allegorical Christian realism begun in his second solo, Shalom (1999), and continued in the group show, Feed the Birds (2000), and third solo, In Thee (2004). Life’s Interpretations (2005) was his fourth solo show, documenting a decade of drawings, but also introducing a series of interesting line drawings on canvas, which influenced the illustrative nature of his acrylic paintings in Out of the Grey (2006), his fifth solo show. Shih Yaw continued in the same illustrative vein in his sixth solo The Stage (2009), his seventh My Story (2010), and his eighth My Story II, the last two collections of which are rendered in a graphic woodcut style. With My Story III - Redemption of the Fallen (2012), Shih Yaw returns to his symbolist roots of metaphor and meaning.
Dates: 12 Jul 2012 - 22 Jul 2012
Dates: 18 Jan 2012 - 30 Jan 2012
Dates: 17 Nov 2011 - 20 Nov 2011
Dates: 12 May 2011 - 23 May 2011
Dates: 06 Jan 2011 - 16 Jan 2011
Dates: 18 Feb 2010 - 28 Feb 2010