It is the place. The place where they gather, one by one. The place labelled hell but is actually a great, heaving, sweaty purgatory; a limbo of mosquitoes and jungle heat.
Meet the great monk, eternally struggling against temptations of the flesh. Gaze upon the laughing Buddha, trapped in a rictus of mirth but never really knowing what he is amused at. Pity the dragon, who once literally was the mouth of hell.
All these individuals, once so familiar, now lost to the mists of time and the beading perspiration of the tropics. It's been a long time since Haw Par Villa has held the excitement of my youth, and I think the statues know it too.
I like to imagine they're holding out for one last dash, one final surge as they fight against their fate under the cosmos.
(Haw Par Villa was once a popular theme park in Far East Singapore depicting scenes and folklore from Chinese mythology.)
Sheet size: 840mm X 335mm
Print Quality: Offset Lithographic 4 colour printing
Paper: Maple White 220 gsm. Suitable for archival use.
Delivery & Shipping (Worldwide)
Your poster will be packed in a Hard Tube and delivered by Singapore Post. On confirmation and dispatch of your order, you will be provided with a tracking number. You can expect your poster in maximum 28 workings days after confirmation of your payment by email.
Degree + Noise Singapore collaboration series
Degree has collaborated with local artists through Noise Singapore.
Noise Singapore as part of its effort to promote and showcase young local creative talent.
Kwang Yang (aka "Tanky") is an illustrator and comic artist based in Singapore. He enjoys drawing inspirations from his surroundings, from the old shophouse-lined streets of Tanjong Pagar to shivering birds taking shelter from the rain and the Merlion that occasionally swims past on his diving trips.