Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.
Jalan Singapura 4 – A New Beginning – 2020
“A sense of anticipation and renewal fills in the air. The row of wooden houses fronting the road have already been replaces with taller concrete apartment. The families of the last two kampong houses are seen moving out. The former farm areas further in are now construction sites for HDB flats.
This was the Singapore in the 1970s and 1980s that went through rapid and drastic infrastructure changes. I am reminded of my family’s resettlement in 1983 from our dilapidated house in old Chinatown, to the HDB flat perched on the 25th floor. I was just 14 years old, but was already excited and anxious about our new beginning.”
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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