Art in transit on DTL3

Artist Boo Jun Feng put together over 200 fingerprints with handwritten adjectives in them, into a lenticular mural at Upper Changi station. Expo station has the largest 3D artwork, titled A Banquet, on DTL3. Done by artist Yeo Chee Kiong, the stainl
Expo station has the largest 3D artwork, titled A Banquet, on DTL3. Done by artist Yeo Chee Kiong, the stainless steel piece features two free floating speech balloons between two chairs.PHOTOS: AZMI ATHNI FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES
Artist Boo Jun Feng put together over 200 fingerprints with handwritten adjectives in them, into a lenticular mural at Upper Changi station. Expo station has the largest 3D artwork, titled A Banquet, on DTL3. Done by artist Yeo Chee Kiong, the stainl
Artist Boo Jun Feng put together over 200 fingerprints with handwritten adjectives in them, into a lenticular mural at Upper Changi station.
Artist Boo Jun Feng put together over 200 fingerprints with handwritten adjectives in them, into a lenticular mural at Upper Changi station. Expo station has the largest 3D artwork, titled A Banquet, on DTL3. Done by artist Yeo Chee Kiong, the stainl
Two of the pieces from artist Marienne Yang's Constructed Memories at Geylang Bahru station. The series features snippets of everyday life, such as a drink packet hanging on a railing and a man painting a wall.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Joining the MRT stations on the Circle Line and Downtown Line (DTL) 2, the soon-to-be-opened DTL3, starting from Fort Canning and ending at Expo, will have artworks at every station.

Opening on Oct 21 , DTL3 is part of the Land Transport Authority's Art In Transit programme, which was launched in 1997 and aims to bring art into Singapore's rail network. DTL3 spans 16 stations and features 15 local artists.

For example, at Geylang Bahru station, spread all over the interior and exterior are 14 artworks - one of which is in the men's toilet - that highlight snippets of everyday life.

The series, titled Constructed Memories, features items such as Kopi-O Da-Bao (black coffee in a takeaway bag) at one of the railings and a Hanging Clothes piece at the escalator. They were done by local artist Marienne Yang, 34.

Across the different stations, a variety of themes was explored by the artists.

At Upper Changi station, artist Boo Junfeng put together more than 200 fingerprints with handwritten adjectives in them, from students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design, into a lenticular mural.


Artist Boo Jun Feng put together over 200 fingerprints with handwritten adjectives in them, into a lenticular mural at Upper Changi station.

With the use of lenticular technology, the words will reveal themselves fleetingly at different angles as commuters walk past them.

The 33-year-old artist said the "concept of transience" is conveyed through this technology.

Expo station has the largest 3D artwork, titled A Banquet, in all of DTL3. Done by artist Yeo Chee Kiong, the stainless steel piece features two free floating speech balloons between two chairs.

The 47-year-old award-winning professional sculptor said: "Expo is where business is done, the speech balloons show the kind of conversations and dialogues which people have, and the chairs show where business takes place."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 01, 2017, with the headline 'Art in transit on DTL3'. Print Edition | Subscribe