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Local artist Yip Yew Chong holds first solo exhibition

The accountant-turned-artist will showcase his murals in the ‘Something, Somewhere, Somewhen’ exhibition at the Art Porters Gallery from now till Mar 14.

Phoon Jia Hui

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Published: 14 January 2021, 4:51 PM

For the first time since he started painting as a hobby in 2015, local mural artist Yip Yew Chong will take his works from the street into the gallery with the Something, Somewhere, Somewhen exhibition.

The exhibition kicked off on Tuesday (Jan 12) at the Art Porters Gallery in Tanjong Pagar and features 27 paintings and 15 objects including tables, chairs, and blinds by the 52-year-old.  

A former accountant and self-taught artist, Yew Chong has painted more than 50 murals across Singapore’s heartlands. They include cultural locations such as Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Everton Road, where his first mural titled Amah, or grandma, can be found. 

Yew Chong draws inspiration from his own childhood and everyday life experiences to tell stories of Singapore on walls over the city and canvases. 

In a Facebook post, Yew Chong thanked those who had supported him all this while.

 

“Something, Somewhere, Somewhen” is opened! 12Jan to 14Mar 2021 Art Porters Gallery My heartfelt thanks to everyone...

Posted by Yip Yew Chong on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

He added that he will be at the Art Porters Gallery to meet his fans from 12pm to 3pm on the following dates: Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6 and Mar 6. 

The exhibition will run until Mar 14 and you can check out the catalogue here

For more information on the exhibition, click here.


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