• Nicholas Ong, totem, 2023, light on canvas, 243 x 46 x 11.5 cm (3 panels)
  • Nicholas Ong, edge (corners), 2023, light on canvas, overall size: 101.8 x 76.5 x 76.5 cm; each panel: 101.8 x 76.5 x 2.1 cm
  • Nicholas Ong, static / electric, 2023, light on canvas, 100 x 152 x 2.1 cm
  • Nicholas Ong, flatline (the space between heartbeats), 2023, light on canvas, 46 x 245 x 11.5 cm (5 panels)
  • Nicholas Ong, a place for rest, 2023, light on canvas, 183 x 230 x 8 cm (3 panels)
  • Nicholas Ong, castle in the sky, 2023, light on canvas, 150 x 222.5 x 8 cm (3 panels)
  • Installation view of Radio Silence, 2023
  • Installation view of Nicholas Ong, Absurd Theatrics
  • Installation view of Nicholas Ong, Absurd Theatrics
  • Installation view of Nicholas Ong, Absurd Theatrics
  • Installation view of Nicholas Ong, Absurd Theatrics
  • Nicholas Ong, Snow On Cold Hands, 2020, oil, acrylic and aerosol on canvas, LED, 152.4 x 101 x 3.8 cm (painting size)
  • Nicholas Ong, Rain On Wet Hands, 2020, oil, acrylic and aerosol on canvas, LED, 152.2 x 101.4 x 3.8 cm (painting size)
  • Nicholas Ong, Separation Anxiety, 2020, oil, acrylic and aerosol on canvas, LED, 152 x 121.7 x 3.8 cm (painting size)
  • Nicholas Ong, Ocular Flare, 2020, oil, acrylic and aerosol on canvas, LED, 152 x 121.5 x 3.5 cm
  • Nicholas Ong, Thermal Resonance, 2020, oil, acrylic and aerosol on canvas, LED, 152 x 101 x 3.5 cm
  • Nicholas Ong, Violent Aberrations, 2020, oil, acrylic and aerosol on canvas, LED, 152 x 121.5 x 3.5 cm
  • Nicholas Ong, Perspective Algorithm, 2020, LED and canvas, 152.2 x 101 x 3.8 cm
  • Nicholas Ong, Chalice (V) , 2020, LED and canvas, 122 x 96 cm

Nicholas Ong

Nicholas Ong (b. 1995, Singapore) is a Singaporean artist and painter. His practice navigates the juncture between perception and reception through his experiments as an artist. His works, rooted in personal narratives and external experiences, seek to challenge conventional definitions through painterly sensibilities. Oscillating between social interactions and solitude, Ong explores this through tangible and intangible mediums, employing light as paint to challenge the boundaries of installations and paintings. His creations embody an interplay of form and substance, inviting viewers to contemplate the evocative fusion of environmental effects and material dispositions, simulating a dynamic dialogue between the observer and the observed.

Ong has participated in various group exhibitions in Singapore and around the region, including: URBN. SENI, The Inauguran Triennial Singapore Malaysia Cultural Showcase, Urbanscapes Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (2019); Why Not, Nanyang Technological University ADM Gallery (2018); and ‘Garnish With’, Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore (2015). He has been commissioned by the likes of Facebook, The Singapore Art Museum, NOISE Singapore. In 2019, he participated in an Artist-in-Residence with the Balai Seni Negara (National Art Gallery Malaysia).