by A Total TaiTai Tale
Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.
Christmas at Parish Hall – 2020
“It was 1961 in the wee hours of Christmas Day. After Mass at St Joseph’s Church, the congregation crossed over to the adjacent Parochial House’s Parish Hall for breakfast. The Church and the Parochial House were built by the Portuguese Mission in 1012, and hence int those early years, mainly serve the Eurasian community. I’ve always wanted to paint a scene featuring the Eurasian people and the beautiful gothic-style Church, and thus took the opportunity when Christmas approached. But being unfamiliar with Eurasian culture, I visited the Eurasian Heritage Gallery and also consulted some Eurasian friends. I learnt a lot! I hope this painting appropriately features their beautiful culture. Loos at how they dressed, listen to their Kristang conversations, and imagine tasting the tea, Pang Susi and Sugee cakes!”
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 😉)
from Tumblr https://ift.tt/3EwyW3U