by A Total TaiTai Tale
Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.
Memories of Sago Lane (Street of the Dead) – 2015
“I grew up in Sago Lano, also known as the Street of the Dead. There were funeral parlours, coffin makers, paper effigy makers and mourning clothes hops. Though everything seemed to be dedicated to the dead, the street was very much alive both day and night. In the day, elaborate funeral processions jammed up the street. In the night, mystical wake rituals and colourful displays of paper effigies took over. Throngs of tourists on tricycles added to the chaos. The Street of the Dead was never dead!”
Back in March/April Yip Yew Chong had a few exhibitions across Singapore. The first one was at ArtPorters gallery with some of his mural 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 one less post to think about 😉)
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