Friday, June 24, 2022

At the National Gallery Singapore - #23

A visit to the National Gallery Singapore.
Exhibition : Chua Mia Tee : Directing the Real



photo by dsnake1


early morning is the time for the freshest air


dawn -
a man grunts
from the outhouse



27/01/2022
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The artwork : Diary Farm at Potong Pasir

The Artist : Chua Mia Tee   (b. 1931, China; )

Year : 1958

Media : Oil on canvas

Collection of National Gallery Singapore.




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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

At the National Gallery Singapore - #22

A visit to the National Gallery Singapore.
Exhibition : Chua Mia Tee : Directing the Real



photo by dsnake1


love can make you dissect a person like a flower


looking into the future
and seeing love -

the stars and tides


17/04/2022
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The artwork : Portrait of Lee Boon Ngan

The Artist : Chua Mia Tee   (b. 1931, China; )

Year : 1957

Media : Oil on canvas

Collection of National Gallery Singapore




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Monday, June 20, 2022

At the National Gallery Singapore - #21

A visit to the National Gallery Singapore.
The Exhibition - Chua Mia Tee : Directing the Real



photo by dsnake1



not all heroes wear capes


one basket of sand
one brick at a time
they build our nation.


08/03/2022
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The artwork : Samsui Woman

The Artist : Chua Mia Tee   (b. 1931, China; )

Year : 1979

Media : Pencil and watercolour on paper

Collection of Teresa Koh and Howie Lau





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2022

Saturday, June 18, 2022

At the National Gallery Singapore - #20

A visit to the National Gallery Singapore.
The Exhibition - Chua Mia Tee : Directing The Real




photo by dsnake1



there is no better place to hide than in the open


searching for dark corners
the silence of the sunlight


DEC 2021
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The artwork : Temple Street, Chinatown

The Artist : Chua Mia Tee   (b. 1931, China; )

Year : 1976

Media : woodcut print on paper

Collection of Debbie Lee





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022

At the National Gallery Singapore - #19

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






wake up, have coffee, and go to work


every morning
the sun looks in
with the gaze of a bored child


06/03/2022
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The artwork : [Title unknown]

The Artist : Jaafar Latiff; (b. 1937, Singapore; d. 2007, Singapore )

Year : 1989

Media : Batik

Collection of the artist's family




© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2022

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

At the National Gallery Singapore - # 18

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



photo by dsnake1


if only i could capture this on canvas


washing my paint brushes
a starry night in the white sink






The artwork : A Corner of My Studio

The Artist : Chng Seok Tin;  (b. 1946, Singapore; d. 2019, Singapore )

Year : 1976

Media : Paint, styrofoam, twine and wire on paper

Collection of the Estate of Chng Seok Tin




© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2022

Thursday, October 28, 2021

At the National Gallery Singapore - # 17

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



photo by dsnake1



when insomnia whispers into your ears


let the night die for a moment
hear the whirl of the ceiling fan
let the air run over your sweat
like snakes slithering on sand.


18/09/2021
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The artwork : Teringat III (Contemplation III)

The Artist : Mohammad Din Mohammad   (b. 1955, Malaya; d. 2007, Singapore )

Year : 1996

Media : Acrylic on canvas

Private Collection




© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2021