Overlooking South Bridge Road
Water Colour on Paper, 52.4 x 72.6 cm
USD 6,800 – 9,700
About the artwork
Ong Kim Seng uses the power of perspective to draw his viewers deeper into his paintings. His fluid strokes, portrayal of light and shadow and detailed features are commendable given the difficulty of watercolour as a medium due to its transparency and unpredictability. Here, he creates a juxtaposition of old and new, showing conserved shophouses along South Bridge Road and a modern skyscraper in the distance.
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.