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).