Artist Country: South Africa, Singapore
Dimensions: 47in x 47in | 120cm x 120cm
Medium: Acrylic Painting, Silkscreen Printing, Fabric Applique, Beading, Cross-Stitch & Stitchwork on Linen Canvas. Canvas Artwork has wire at the back of the frame for hanging.
The Shophouse artwork is reflective of Singapore culture and heritage. Shophouse buildings can be found all over the island. These stately buildings are a wonderful expression of the blending of a work and living space. Shophouse ornamentation draws inspiration from Malay, Chinese, European and Peranakan traditions. Painting the facade pastel colours became popular in the mid 20th century, and these colours have remained strongly associated with the image of the Singaporean Shophouse.
The photograph used in this artwork of a well-preserved Peranakan Shophouse was taken at Koon Seng Road, Joo Chiat, Singapore.