Yeung’s practice uses natural bodies and systems as a pretext for describing human processes and relations. He does not use phenomena from the natural world as metaphors in a romantic tradition, rather he projects emotional and intellectual scenarios on biological substitutes, which he manipulates and alters with a full acceptance of the artificiality of nature. He creates worlds with their own logic, one that is only vaguely allowing the logic of objects, animals or plants he uses to function undeterred, imposing his own rules and parameters and staging dramatic scenarios that are intimately connected to his own experiences from the human world. The artist's own limitations in sociability and the emotional realm are often morphed into elaborate fables in which more than receiving satisfaction, the artist perversely continues to enact the failures and imperfections that are his main driving force.
-from the Shanghai Biennale 2014 catalogue

Trevor Yeung is a young, diligent artist. His motivation comes from his
various inner conflicts.
-from the bedroom show

Yeung’s practice uses botanic ecology, photography and installations
as metaphors referencing the emancipation of everyday aspirations towards
human relationships.
-from what normally sent out

Yeung is a horticulture and aquarium enthusiast. Such hobbies, that are
usually associated with men in their golden age, require an appreciation
for slow processes, a preference for systematization, and aptly reflect
the artist’s approach to his art. On the surface of his recent installations
with pot plants, pristine glass tanks and water systems lies rationality
and beauty, but upon further study, this itch for cultivating little worlds
and ecosystems reveals an appetite for control and gentle domination.
-from seven gentlemen

I am trying to do want I want to do.

Contact:
info@trevoryeung.net