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Guan Hong Yeoh

Hyperthesis Visual Lab
Wanganui, New Zealand
yeoh@hyperthesis.com
Stone-Topology
42cm x 42cm

Artist Statement: If we say stones are the pages of Earth's diary, then it is not surprising to find our human art on these pages. These pages recount the details of the whole story of our human art evolution.

In 1879, Senor Marcelino de Sautuolo found the first art painting on the rocks in Spain. This cave art painting not only acts as evidence of our art foundation, it is also a representation of human imagination and creativity.

Such human imagination and creativity enables us to communicate our understanding in ways that cannot be verbally expressed, if we truly believe 'a picture is worth a thousand words',-not only in its descriptive value but also in its symbolic significance.

Stone can be seen as a marker of the boundaries between art and life. It is also the embodiment of culture and nature (Harper, Glenn, 1997). Because it is a primal element of nature's identity and container of a history, stone is the key element of bringing art and aesthetic experiences into our modern life today. Stone as art, art as stone, there are no differences between the two. 'Stone' can be seen as a representation of natural material that can be used to express an abstract intellectual form and the contemporary ideas in art development

In fact, stone is the oldest material used by humans in the world.

The concept of the artwork emphasises the relationship between humans, nature and art: and how this relationship re-examines and is applied to artistic creation and the thinking process. All the images in the works of art have their own interpretations. 'Thought' in each of the works will be 'expressing emotion', while images will be promoting the aesthetic principles of art and nature.
Stone-Topology
42cm x 42cm

Stone-Topology
42cm x 42cm

Stone-Topology
42cm x 42cm