Road to Food Stalls, 2011
Water Colour on Paper, 38 x 48 cm
About the artwork
In a back alley and quiet narrow lane; two people sit and converse at leisure. The atmosphere of the scene is tranquil and features of the building are depicted in detail - ventilation pipes, square windows and awnings. The peace that pervades the scene is probably at odds with the raucous and noisy atmosphere inside the buildings themselves - a precursor of calmness compared to the ordeal one faces within.
About the artist
Born in 1945 in Singapore, Ong Kim Seng is an internationally renowned watercolorist and one of Singapore’s most prominent artistic icons. Self-taught and self-supported, the artist has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Singapore and in the United States, China, United Kingdom, Japan , Australia, Belgium, Germany, France, Middle East, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He has won a multitude of awards including six awards from the American Watercolor Society, and the coveted Cultural Medallion in 1999. Playing an active part in some of the most prestigious art fellowships and organizations, the artist was President of the Singapore Watercolor Society from 1991 to 2001, subsequently becoming Honorary President.