Ong Kim Seng

Street in Bhaktaphur
Water Colour on Paper, 52 x 72 cm


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About the artwork

Bhaktapur of Kathmandu is a spirited city filled with noise, colours, smells and a never-ending adventure for an outsider. In spite of its strong personality, there is an ancient calmness and undeterred spirit that litters the road. The people are self-assured, sanguine and self-efficient with purposeful ways of living. Ong’s framing of the street in Bhaktapur.

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.

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