Once Upon A Shop in Singapore

ZoyaChaudhary_OnceUponAShop...inSingapore_2017_MixedMedia_61cmx46cm(sm)Acrylic on canvas with collaged newsprint paper 46cm x 61cm

Mareara Trading Co, which also recently closed down, was an old school shop which sold toys, hand made by the owner Mr Seow himself. This shop was one of its kind trying to stay in business amounst digital games and hi tech branded toys and global giants like Toys R Us. The artwork is an attempt to keep the memory of these small wonders of Singapore that otherwise might not be important enough to be remembered, painted on collaged news print articles about small shops & traders struggling to survive in Singapore.

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