ABOUT.






Singapore based artist Nicholas Ong (B. 1995) is a painter whose visual vocabulary is positioned within a lineage of contemporary abstraction driven by his interest in filmic language and the shifting moods and textures of cinematic tableaus. Ong’s practice is grounded in his exploration of the relationship between the two- and three-dimensional, and the rich, varied range of perceptions and sensations engendered by his experiments across both surface and space.

Nicholas has participated in exhibitions in Singapore and around the region and has been commissioned by the likes of Facebook, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Marvel, Pedro, The Singapore Art Museum and works with a variety of artists in different creative fields. In 2019, he participated in an Artist in Residence with the Balai Seni Negara (National Art Gallery Malaysia) and exhibited work during the Inaugural Triennial Singapore Malaysia Bilateral Cultural Showcase during Urbanscapes Malaysia. His most recent exhibitions include S.E.A Focus 2022, "Flat" at Sullivan + Strumpf Singapore, "Closer Than They Appear" and his solo exhibition "Absurd Theatrics" at Yavuz Gallery.

Nicholas is represented by Yavuz Gallery.