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by A Total TaiTai Tale

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Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.

Deepavali Eve at Serangoon Road – 2020

“In Covid-striken 2020, I ccreated this painting two weeks before Deepavali with hopes of stirring up some festivity for our HIndu friends. It depicts the hustle and bustle at Serangoon Road on the eve of Deepavali in 1984. To make the scene more realistic and relatable, I included familiar shop names like Jothi Flowers, Haniffa Textiles, Komalas and Govindasamy Pillai store – all written in Tamil too. A speech therapist wrote to me sharing her story of how she used the painting to successfully spark positive response from an Indian patient who had been very withdrawn. The patient was initially apprehensive, but she looked at the familiar scenes, she ran her finger on the mobile screen and started to describe what she spotted. The painting had made her cry, and the story made me cray too!”

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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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