Ong Kim Seng

Samuan Tiga, Bali, 2013
Water Colour on Paper, 54.5 x 73.5 cm

USD 5,600 – 7,900

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About the artwork

Located near Goa Gajah and Ubud, Pura Samuan Tiga means "the Temple of the Meeting of the Three." In the 10th century, a meeting of three prominent Hindu priests (Brahmanisme, Waisnawa and Shiwaisme) took place in the temple of Samuan Tiga, which culminated in a formulation of guides for construction of three praying houses at every pekraman in Bali thereafter. The main gate and tower were designed by I Gusti Nyoman Lempad - a famous artist in Bali.

About the artist

Born in 1945 in Singapore, Ong Kim Seng is an internationally renowned watercolorist and one of Singapore‚Äôs 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.

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