Artist Yang Er Tan: Visual Questionnaire #16

Artist Yang Er Tan: Visual Questionnaire #16

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Editor: Tracy Phillips

What started out as a nickname amongst her friends at university has become a full-fledged business for artist Yang Er Tan when she incorporated Yangermeister Studios in January. Known for her collaborations with Narelle Kheng of The Sam Willows (recently art directing and shooting the visuals for Kheng's solo single "Outta My Head"), the self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist is hoping to bring her artistic practice to a larger commercial world.

After graduating from Nanyang Technological University's Wee Kim Wee School of Communications in 2016, Yang's early work on music videos such as Jasmine Sokko's "Hurt" with director Martin Hong and The Sam Willows' "Keep Me Jealous" got her noticed. The latter winning her Best Visual Art Director at the major South Korean music awards ceremony, Mnet Asian Music Awards. Her next art direction and production design gig is on a long-form TV series based off Michael Chiang's play "Mixed Signals", that's directed by Beatrice Chia and set to air on Channel 5 and Toggle later this year.

Asides from commercial work, Yang successfully debuted her largest art project yet: the multi-sensory art installation 'ASMR Wonderland', as part of Sentosa Island Lights festival last December. Her next solo exhibition is slated for the end of the year and explores the theme of loneliness. She dreams to have a studio in both Singapore and New York.

Travel through Yang's psyche as she takes on Buro's Visual Questionnaire below.

An Instagram account you're obsessed with: @growingupasian__


 Last Youtube video that made you laugh: Chelsea Peretti's Opening Act at the 10th Annual Crunchies

Most played song on Spotify right now: "Han Pan" by Peggy Gou

Last Facebook post you liked/commented on: "The Leafy Love Affair Between Millennials And Our Houseplants"yang er tan visual questionnaire

A film that makes you cry: Spirited Away (2001)spirited away, yang er tan visual questionnaire

Cover of the book that you would rescue in a fire: Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teensvisual questionnaire by yang er tan

Last meal you would have: Any typical Singaporean breakfast choicevisual questionnaire by yang er tan

Most memorable city you visited: New York Cityvisual questionnaire by yang er tan

One thing you would bring to a desert island: My dog Peppervisual questionnaire by yang er tan

Signature drink you would order at a bar: Coca-colavisual questionnaire by yang er tan

A hand-written note/letter you treasure: "Life is a gift!" from Dadvisual questionnaire by yang er tan

Something/someone that makes you smile: My houseplant, Dorothy the money plantvisual questionnaire by yang er tan

 Somewhere you wish you could perform/exhibit/sell your craft: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Cityvisual questionnaire by yang er tan

An unrealised project you wish to complete sometime: Completing my driving licence and competing in a Brazilian Jujitsu competition this yearvisual questionnaire by yang er tan

Your proudest achievement in your career so far: The birth of my company, YANGERMEISTER STUDIOS PTE LTDvisual questionnaire by yang er tan

Check out Yang's website for more information.