Artist Yang Er Tan: Visual Questionnaire #16
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__
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"
A film that makes you cry: Spirited Away (2001)
Cover of the book that you would rescue in a fire: Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens
Last meal you would have: Any typical Singaporean breakfast choice
Most memorable city you visited: New York City
One thing you would bring to a desert island: My dog Pepper
Signature drink you would order at a bar: Coca-cola
A hand-written note/letter you treasure: "Life is a gift!" from Dad
Something/someone that makes you smile: My houseplant, Dorothy the money plant
Somewhere you wish you could perform/exhibit/sell your craft: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
An unrealised project you wish to complete sometime: Completing my driving licence and competing in a Brazilian Jujitsu competition this year
Your proudest achievement in your career so far: The birth of my company, YANGERMEISTER STUDIOS PTE LTD