Malaysian artist broadens his canvas, takes on bread delivery work to keep afloat

After a spate of delays and setbacks, contemporary artist Yeoh Choo Kuan’s This Is How It Is monograph has now been published. After working on this book for three years, the initial excitement might have somewhat waned for the artist, but in its place is a sense of accomplishment and familiarity.

“It was like greeting an old friend, when I was finally able to hold the monograph in my hands. It was a strange sensation to realise that some of those ‘big’ feelings I had over the course of working on this book were simply over romanticised, like an emotion trap, ” says Yeoh, 33, in a recent interview.

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