Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.

Grand Hôtel de l’Europe – 2020

Back in March/April Yip Yew Chong had a few exhibitions across Singapore. The first one was at ArtPorters gallery with some of his murals-inspired art and then 2 exhibitions back to back, one at the Substation, followed by one in the hotel Sofitel. Those pieces were slightly different than his murals but still very intrigued and detailed paintings. You could lose yourself in front of each of his canvas. I will post one each Monday (it will last until the end of the year… Yeah me! one less post to think about 😉)

“Many people are aware that the present-day National Gallery was once a Supreme Court and City Hall. However few people know that on the site once stood a beautiful hotel – The Grand Hotel de l’Europe. When I was asked to create a representational painting of the National Gallery as part of a NAC-Plural Art project, I chose to paint its predecessor building instead because I found the two buildings strikingly similar, except for the hotel’s square crown as opposed to the gallery’s green dome. To make sure the National Gallery is represented, I painted an artist sitting on the Padang painting a scene of the present-day building!”

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