"I explore according to my response to nature's sensations. Lines, dots and colours interplay. Freedom of expression is the focus and tradition the driving force. I aim to evoke a diversity of response - passion, romance, mystery, fantasy and vibrancy."
A prominent hallmark of Teo’s paintings is the layering technique. The idea was mooted during the painting process when Teo was wrestling with the daunting integration problem imposed by his large scale works. Teo subsequently explored the versatility of the technique, forging several innovative solutions to his works. The most significant of these was Teo’s ability to vary the degree of intensity in his visual expression, thus giving the work a captivating heightened effect.
With the element of light-always an important visual component of his painting —Teo skillfully conjure up the interplay of transparency, opacity, highlights and shadows to capture vibrancy and gaiety celebration.