by A Total TaiTai Tale
Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.
Winter Solstice – 2017
“When it snows in the Northern Hemisphere and the day is the shortest, Singapore get really wet and cold. We celebrate the Winter Solstice with colourful glutinous dumplings that keep us warm, with the pandan leaves and ginger giving the soup a tropical touch. This painting depicts my siblings and my mother making and eating dumplings in an imaginary kampong house in 1973. We didn’t live in a kampong but many Singaporeans did at that time. WHen the monsoon season came the kampongs would be flooded. That made the best playtime for kids who would waddle or even swim in the water!”
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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