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Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.

Stories from Yesteryear – 2021

“Just two weeks before the exhibition, I decided to add one final artwork to the series. I felt that the series needs an anchor artwork of the same name as the series title. Thus, I painted a scene of a storyteller in Boat Quay. He is surrounded by his audience, made up of mostly coolies who work as laborers carrying goods to and from the bumboats to the warehouses. The oil lamp lights up the storyteller’s face. His stories, in turn, light up the faces and minds of his audience? Their minds wander far back to where they came from; They also wander, far ahead to where they wish their new home to be – Singapore.”

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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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