Born in Singapore in 1954, He graduated from Nanyang University, Singapore with an honorary degree from the faculty of science in 1979. A self-taught artist, he held his first solo exhibition in the same year. Ng Yak Whee’s art is not limited to techniques and skills but also incorporates love and emotion from life with a different artistic perspective, stepping out of the box of artistic conventions.
In his life, he looks at the known world from a high point with his keen eyes, and the rich scenery has also turned into the lifeline of his creativity.
His works are also autobiographical embodying the introspection, dreams and memories of the artist. Ng Yak Whee captures the constant transformation around him in his abstract landscape. His works are also filled with movement and musicality as well as poetry which he is keenly interested in.
Ng Yak Whee has held 15 solo exhibitions since 1979, and his works has been invited to exhibit in the United State, the Netherlands, Paris, Japan, Taiwan, Shanghai, Shenzhen and South East Asia countries.
He has won the silver medal of painting at the Grand Palais in Paris, the first prize in Singapore UOB painting of the year, the IBM Arts Award and Dr. Tan Tze Chor Art Award. His works are in the collection of many major Art museums and private collectors.