SHERYO and YOK
SHERYO and YOK
Sheryo and Yok paint as a couple and they travel the world leaving their mark.
Sheryo is an artist who paints imperfect gnarly characters that are calming to disoriented souls, and might cause skitter skatter explosions in the brain … Working collaboratively with The Yok, they have exhibited and painted in various parts of the world – Mexico, NY, Atlanta, LA, Belgium, Seoul, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia and Cambodia.
The Yok grew up in Perth, Australia where he completed a Bachelor of Arts. Soon after, he moved to Africa and South East Asia to explore ideas and new cultures. These travels and explorations have had a long lasting effect on his work. More recently, The Yok collaborated with Sheryo on ceramic projects in Vietnam and sculptural and Batik pieces in Indonesia. Sheryo hails from Singapore and started painting in the streets in 2005. In 2008, she started her travels and moved to Cambodia in 2011. Working from a home studio in the red light district of Phnom Penh, she delved deeper into her twisted world of exquisite lines and quirky mythology. Sticking close to their roots, the duo experiment with ancient artisan techniques from lost eras and remix them with their bold styles, their inspirations usually come from their vast travels, to create a beautiful cacophony of old and contemporary. The pair work from a Brooklyn Studio in New York for most of the year and the rest of the year they spend looking for art adventures.