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




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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

At the National Gallery Singapore - #16

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



photo by dsnake1



shall we have lunch together?


that's not quite the life
we are looking for.

we need some quiet
to talk things over


17/09/2021
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The artwork : Have No Choice, But.........

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

Year : 1989

Media : Drypoint and monotype on paper

Collection of National Gallery Singapore





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2021

Sunday, October 24, 2021

At the National Gallery Singapore - #15

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



photo by dsnake1


we keep these slips of paper like talismans


today, 1504 new COVID cases -

long line
at the betting shop


22/09/2021
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Urh, guess the guys are betting on that number on the evening's 4D draw.





The artwork : Batik 14 - 87/88

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

Year : 1988

Media : Batik

Collection of National Gallery Singapore




© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2021

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




© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2021

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




© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2021

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