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yen

Location

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Quick Blurb

Travels landscape paintings in expressionist style. www.artbyyen.com

Interests

art, fine art, paintings, surrealism, expressionism, impressionism, modern art, travel landscapes.

Skills and Techniques

Painting in oil & acrylic, memoirs of travel landscapes, people, places, things..

Find me online @:

http://www.artbyyen.com https://www.instagram.com/yenpai… http://yenpaintings.blogspot.com https://yenpaintings.etsy.com

Get to Know

SINGAPORE ARTIST, ONG HWEE YEN
I paint landscapes, scenes, inspired by travels, dreams, in an impressionist style, characterized by strong colours and organic forms, with leanings towards surrealist expressionism. As a child, I had harboured thoughts of being an artist but given the prevailing typical Singaporean parent sentiment at the time, I went the conventional route and maintained my penchant for creativity, from music composition to travel photography and writing and eventually back to the active exploration of art in 2005. My favourite artists are Cezanne, Edvard Munch, Van Gogh, Chagall and Kandisky, and their post-impressionist modernist influences come through in my artwork.

Largely self-taught, I gained much from attending art workshops and interaction with experienced art practitioners, from studying art history and the journey of masters, learning from their works and techniques. Increasingly, it is everyday life that is the teacher - places, people, things that move me into translating those feelings on canvas.

EXHIBITIONS
2018 - "DREAMembrance" art exhibition - That Spare Room
2017 - “Artscape” 1st ed – SOTA Gallery
2016 - “Sudah Makan? (Have you eaten?)” group exhibition – Fullerton Hotel
- “Art Apart Fair” 7th ed – Parkroyal Hotel
2015 - “Mosaic” group exhibition – Volvo Art Loft
2014 - “Exchange” group exhibition – MyArtSpace
2012 - “Bridging Cultures” opening exhibition – Rosella Gallery
- “Spain Camino Series” solo exhibition – Bilbao Restaurant
2010 - “Colours with Passion” group exhibition – Tembusu Art Gallery
- “Breakthrough” group exhibition – Fill Your Walls Gallery
2009 - “Alfreso Art Fair” – Clifford Square
- “6 PerspectEVEs” group exhibition – The Art Loft @ Volvo

PUBLICATION
2011 - “International Contemporary Artists Vol III” – I.C.A. Publishing

EDUCATION
2018 - Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Certificate in Western Abstract Painting)

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