Artist

Since he launched his eponymous design studio two decades ago, Nathan Yong has gained a large, international audience and recognition. Lesser known than the numerous pieces born from his long term collaborations with high-end brands such as Design Within Reach (USA), Living Divani (Italy) or Ligne Roset (France), his artistic explorations have enabled him to delve deeper into his fascination for materials. From the most delicate glazed porcelain to steel and cast concrete, his works of art have conveyed Yong’s desire to enhance the intrinsic qualities of materials in unexpected ways.

It is a tale of exploration, read with fresh eyes, unmarred by prejudice or fear, an unfurling flow of artistic aspirations enriched by the designer’s heightened sense of materials. This new chapter called for a new alias; or rather, a return to his roots, choosing to revert to his birth name, Kok Seng, to embrace his real self, nurtured by the sum of numerous experiences. “KSY” : the self-effacing choice of initials meant to emphasize his works as the only protagonist of this new story.

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Exhibitions

Light to Night: _____-in-Progress
Padang, Singapore

22 – 31 January 2021


In the Scheme of Things

National Design Centre, Singapore

14 September - 06 October 2019

Construction

Scotts Square, Singapore

1 July - 14 August 2016

Singapore: Inside Out 2015
Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore

27 November - 6 December 2015

"Useless" Exhibition

City Hall Building, Singapore

28 November - 16 December 2007

Contact

info@ksyofficial.com

Phone: +65 9663 5239

No.15 Little Road Unit #08-02
Singapore Postal Code 536988

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