Nicholas Ong (b. 1995, Singapore) 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.
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).