Yolande Law often experiments with unusual tools and media, such as spinning tops, swinging twigs and coffee, to find new ways of making. Reminiscent of a child’s playful experimentation, she spins tops on the sand, excitedly looking at how the spinning tops leave random trails on the canvas or spills coffee on the canvas, eagerly watching how the spills of coffee flow interestingly into unpredictable shapes. The accidental, ‘naturally formed’ shapes or random marks fire her imagination and she transforms them into landscapes, creatures or nature in an abstract form with colours of life, hope, joy, peace, strength and love.
Her Coffee Series explores the use of coffee as an art medium with innovative techniques, such as cracking and coffee-ring drying patterns. Her direct application of the coffee grounds and unique use of acrylic with coffee imbue the abstract paintings with a grainy realism, giving life to the dreamlike imagery.
Born in Singapore, Yolande Law graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University in Canada, and a Master of Arts in Contemporary Practice from University of Huddersfield. She had taught in LASALLE College of the Arts and Secondary schools. Her works were exhibited in solo and group shows in Singapore and Canada.