by A Total TaiTai Tale


Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong

Tomb Sweeping – 2020

“As a child, going to Pek San Teng cemetery to sweep our ancestors’ tombs felt like a picnic. A month before, we would excitedly fold and sew bags of gold and silver nuggets to "send” to our ancestors.When the day arrived, my extended family would rent a lorry and drive to the cemetery hills. I particularly enjoyed helping my dad cut the grass and clean the tombs. 1981 was probably the last time we did this because from 1982, the tombs were exhumed to make land available for public housing. Today Bishan Town sits on that land.“


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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