Project DescriptionDescription: Oil on canvas, 100 x 120 cm
Catalogue note: A self-taught artist, Ong Kim Seng’s works focus on inanimate objects, architectural form, masonry, foliage and landscape. His style is naturalist and impressionistic which is a combination of post-impressionist colour and the outlook of the American realist masters. He has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in the past three decades, had his works published by local and international publishers, and appeared on local arts television programmes. In 1993 his work, 'Bhaktaphur' was the first Singapore watercolour painting to be auctioned by Sotheby's in Hong Kong. In March 1994, his work, 'Bali' was auctioned by Christie's in Singapore. His works are now auctioned annually in Singapore and in the region. Ong's works have appeared in eight books by publishers in America, China and Singapore, including his Cultural Medallion project book Heartlands: Home And Nation In The Art Of Ong Kim Seng (2008). He was Founding Editor-South East Asia for International Artist and an article on his works appeared in the first issue of the magazine in June 1998. His artwork can be find in the Singapore Art Museum, Neka Museum in Bali, Maritime Museum in Sentosa and the Hawk Gallery in Oregon, United States.
Provenance: Acquired from Ong Kim Seng, Invoice no. 2016016
Catalogue no.: 2016P0003-OKS