by A Total TaiTai Tale


Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong .

Timithi – 2020

“When my family was resettled into a HDB flat in Chinatown, we were lucky to be allocated the 25th floor. Not only did we have a panoramic view of the city, the sea and nearby Indonesian islands, we also enjoyed a bird’s eye view of the festivals in Chinatown. This painting show the annual fire walking festival, Timithi, held at the Sri Mariamman Temple which is ironically located in the heart of Chinatown. But in this depiction, I have turned the clock further back to 1909! It shows the original Gopuram -a simpler three-tier tower with a thatched roof leading to the tEmple altar. That thatched roof caught fire in 1910 and the Gopuram was replaced in the 1930s with a more intricate fIve-tier tower. To this day, the splendid Timithi festival is still held annually at the temple.”


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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