Created and Sold by Yip Yew Chong

Yip Yew Chong

Mid-Autumn Festival - Paintings

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Mid-Autumn Night 􏰂􏰃􏰄 Acrylic on Canvas 101cm x 76cm 2017
The 15th night of the eighth lunar month was always the most enchanting night in Chinatown. Set in 1979, the painting expresses my memories of the charming scene. While my siblings, neighbours and I played with candle-lit lanterns on the streets and back alleys, our mothers would pray to the moon at the windows. The men would gather at the five-footway, enjoying the mooncakes, pomelos, yams and tea; and chichat through the night.

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Yip Yew Chong
Meet the Creator
Hi, I’m YC, a Singaporean artist who practices different visual mediums like murals, canvas, sketches, installations, digital drawing, photography and video-making. Here, you will see more of my public murals because they are the most visible, being on the streets. I used to do art on a part-time basis from 2015 till 2018 while working in the accounting profession. In mid-2018, I left finance and have since spent much more time creating art.

A common trait of all my art works is that they are intricately detailed and tell stories, especially of my childhood memories, a bygone era or lost place; and at times, mixed with present-day real scenes in a whimsical manner. I hope the artworks will evoke in the audience a sense of warmth in their hearts and fond personal nostalgia; and they in turn, will be inspired to tell their own stories.

I also love travelling, as the experiences enrich my views of the world and inspire my art. I have posted some photos and drawings of my travels here too, and hope to make more travel-related art in the future. Thank you and hope you enjoy viewing my artworks!