Monday, October 5, 2015

Yiyu's Exhibition at French Book Shop

After setting foot on the path of an Artist I am once
again amazed at the leftover history at this quiet blocks
of shophouses that bustles at night. It led me to take up
my pen once more. --- Zhu Shengyiyu
An Exhibition at the French Book Shop, Tiong Bahru
Link : https://www.facebook.com/frenchbookshop.singapore


  • 55, Tiong Bahru Road #01-53 Open 11am-6pm Wed, Thu, Fri. 
  • Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Sunday
  • Singapore, Singapore 160055




The Tiong Bahru Club 
Ink on paper, platinum 14K gold nib
25th September 2015
(SOLD)
Description
the Tiong Bahru Club. A place i stumbled
upon while walking along the shophouses
and admiring the interesting curvature and
shapes which were different to those in
Little India. 





Tiong Bahru Community Centre
Ink on paper, platinum 14K gold nib
29th September 2015
SGD 160  SGD 200
Description
Going past a red gate i make my way to
the community club of Tiong Bahru
sketching this piece with a different idea in
mind, a Fish eye view.



A scene with the skies, Tiong Bahru
Ink on paper, platinum 14K gold nib
20th August 2015
SGD 320 SGD 280
Description
Clouds gathering above Tiong Bahru.
expecting a down pour but, i was lucky
that it happened after my journey .

The Bus stop to my journey
Ink on paper, platinum 14K gold nib
4th August 2015
SOLD
Description
Sin Hoisai the name of an outdoor
restaurant greeted my eyes as i dropped
off the nearby bus stop. sketching from a
distance the restaurant and the bust stop
to mark the start of my new journey.



Tall Shophouses of Tiong Bahru
Ink on paper, platinum 14K gold nib
14th August 2015
(SOLD)
Description
The interesting difference between Little
India’s shophouses and Tiong Bahru’s is
the height of the shophouses, some reach
3 or 4 storeys high.

The Shophouses of day
Ink on paper, platinum 14K gold nib
10th August 2015
(SOLD)
Description
The time I reached here was 4pm near
evening where the lunch crowd vanishes
and silence settles into this small town.

The cross roads
Ink on paper, platinum 14K gold nib
29th September 2015
SOLD
Description
When i reached the junction, once again i
attempted a fish eye piece with two
shophouses in view. An attempt to draw as
much as possible.

The dragon taking a stroll
Ink on paper, platinum 14K gold nib &
watercolour
29th September 2015
SGD 160 SGD 180
Description
This large lizard was seen making its
crossing from the pond of Botanic gardens
to the bushes. Everyone was in awe at its
magnificent size and beauty.

Laying low on the grass
Ink on paper, platinum 14K gold nib &
watercolour
29th September 2015
SGD 160 SGD 240
Description
This young lizard was too shy to come out
to the open. It kept heading towards the
shrub whenever we were close by and it
went deeper as we approached it.



the search
Ink on paper, platinum 14K gold nib
27th August 2015
SGD 320 SGD 280
Description
As taking a stroll at Botanic Gardens i
noticed our local earth dragon, the monitor
lizard, having its lunch break along the
walkways fearless of the crowd that
gathered.
the resting dragon
Ink on paper, platinum 14K gold nib &
watercolour
29th September 2015
(SOLD)
Description
After following one of these lizards for a few
days i learnt that they have a routine of
lying on a grass lawn at one specific area
of the park after their meals.