Friday, October 22, 2021

At the National Gallery Singapore - #14

A visit to the National Gallery Singapore.
The Exhibition : Something New Must Turn Up: Six Singaporean Artists After 1965.



photo by dsnake1


jack and the beanstalk


i squash the noisy van
with my thumb
nine floors up


15/08/2021
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A matter of perspective but priorities should come first.





The artwork : Urban Renewal (Sun and Moon) [ 市区重建:太阳和月亮 ]

The Artist : Goh Beng Kwan   (b. 1937, Indonesia)

Year : c. 1970s

Media : Acrylic on canvas

Collection of the Artist




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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

At the National Gallery Singapore - # 13

A visit to the National Gallery Singapore.
The Exhibition : Something New Must Turn Up: Six Singaporean Artists After 1965.



photo by dsnake1



checker board of fields under the sun


looking out of the train
at the rice fields of Japan.

oh, just a dream...


24/09/2021
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oh, to be able to travel again...






The artwork : A New Era ( 新时代 )

The Artist : Goh Beng Kwan   (b. 1937, Indonesia)

Year : 1969

Media : Fabric and glue on board

Collection of the Artist




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Monday, October 18, 2021

At the National Gallery Singapore - # 12

A visit to the National Gallery Singapore.
The Exhibition : Something New Must Turn Up: Six Singaporean Artists After 1965.



photo by dsnake1



base jumpers checking the wind


look dear
the way is clear
to jump off the cliff


Aug. 2021
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The pandemic has claimed some in different ways.





The artwork : Amber Aura

The Artist : Eng Tow   (b. 1947, Singapore; )

Year : 2011

Media : Chinese ink, acrylic and cast paper collage over washi ground





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021

At the National Gallery Singapore - # 11

A visit to the National Gallery Singapore.
The Exhibition : Something New Must Turn Up: Six Singaporean Artists After 1965.



photo by dsnake1



love poem on the 7th day of the 7th month


the moon
sliding onto
a tall branch
is trying
to get into your room


14/08/2021
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The artwork : Viaduct ( 高架桥 )

The Artist : Goh Beng Kwan   (b. 1937, Indonesia; )

Year : 1962 - 1966

Media : oil on canvas





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2021

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Reading Now #1

Sometimes I managed to push myself to the public library (they have 5 floors of space, and books)...

This one was literally popping out of the library bookshelf. Have to take it.



image by dsnake1 from a scan



Reading Now #1


Book Title : Essential Bukowski
Author     : Selected and Edited by Abel Debritto
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
Year        : 2018
Pages       : 225
Genre       : Poetry
ISBN        : 978-0-06-256532-7

It is not an easy task, selecting 95 poems for this book. Bukowski is a prolific writer, with some five thousand poems on record, written over a span of fifty years. In the end it is still a very good selection. Mr. Bukowski says it like it is, unvarnished, all sores and warts. The marginalised people, the cold homes, the wines and winos, the whores, the everyday life one has to go through.

How can we not read "the tragedy of the leaves", a poem of wasted time and wasted lives? Or his great "crucifix in a deathhand"? You will not forget the hilarity in "who in the hell is Tom Jones?" and the poignancy in "The history of a tough motherfucker". "The shoelace" tells you that it is not the big things that get you, but the small trivial stuff.

You would not want to put it down once you start, but it is best to read it slowly, find a cosy corner, get a cold beer, enjoy the poetry, and to ponder about his choice of words, and his (seemingly erratic) line breaks. Yes, truly essential Bukowski.



23/04/2021
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Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



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Saturday, May 15, 2021

read between the lines #19

Read Between the Lines #
Blackout 'poetry' from old newspapers and magazines.

a look into the future...



image by dsnake1


Read Between the Lines #19


you've seen the warnings
a future person dressed in elk fur
with a spear made from a bumper
will peer at
the high-water mark of tsunamis.


11/05/2021
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Source   :   a copy of Wired



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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

read between the lines #18

Read Between the Lines #18
Blackout 'poetry' from old newspapers and magazines.

why not?



image by dsnake1



Read Between the Lines #18


totally luck.
A pretty girl finds you?






Source   :   a reddit post



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