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Ong Kim Seng: The Poetry of Fleeting Light
July 16 @ 4:00 pm - July 31 @ 7:00 pmFree
artcommune gallery proudly presents Ong Kim Seng’s latest solo exhibition, which features 20 half-sheet watercolours (approx. 36 x 54 cm in size) of local and foreign landscapes completed en plein air by the artist between 2018 and 2022. A celebrated maestro of light and shade, Ong Kim Seng (b. 1945, Singapore), BBM. A.W.S. DF. N.W.S is amongst the most acclaimed watercolour artists in Asia. He rose to international prominence in the 1980s, and has continued to be one of Singapore’s most important and successful artists.
Plein-air painting has been integral to Ong Kim Seng’s practice in as early as the 1960s, when as a youth he began participating in outdoor painting with the Sunday Group. Over the decades, even as he continued to develop new techniques and strategies in expressing landscapes, plein-air painting has remained one of his essential modes of engagement with the watercolour medium.
Ong Kim Seng: The Poetry of Fleeting Light will be officially opened by Guest-of-Honour, Mr. Ong Ye Kung (Minister for Health) on 16 July 2022, Saturday, 4 – 6pm. Admission is free and open to all!