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Chinatown, 2000, Oil on Canvas, 94.5 x 119 cm
In this painting, Koeh Sia Yong’s careful brush strokes render an idyllic Chinatown street scene in vivid detail. Bold yellow colours draw the eye to where passersby browse an eclectic collection of street vendors, flanked by the distinctive silhouettes of shophouses. In the shadowed foreground, the bright red of the samsui womens’ headdress grounds the scene in Singapore’s early history.
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