Singapore / FOST Gallery
Jimmy Ong (b. 1964, Singapore) graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, USA in 1992, and is regarded as one of the pre-eminent artists of his generation.
Since the 1980s, Ong has been recognized for his monumental figurative charcoal works on paper. His drawings often focus on traditional Confucian philosophical themes like filial piety, ancestral worship, his own complex familial relationships and struggles with accepted gender identities and roles. In recent years, he has started to explore historical political figures and events, focusing on the colonial history in Southeast Asia.
He has exhibited extensively locally and internationally. His artworks are in the permanent collections of the National University of Singapore Museum and the National Gallery Singapore, Deutsche Bank AG, amongst other private and corporate collections.