Nicholas Ong, Absurd Theatrics
16 January 2021 - 10 February 2021
9 Lock Road
Yavuz Gallery is pleased to present Singaporean artist Nicholas Ong in his debut solo exhibition, Absurd Theatrics.
Absurd Theatrics is the culmination of Ong’s investigations into the varied sensations and sensory receptions in the relationship between the two-dimensional surfaces and three-dimensional spaces. Driven by an intuitive process, Ong’s practice is grounded in the inspection of personal sensibilities; manifesting in perceptual reasoning and contextual understanding though formal experimentations of paint and light. Taking reference from filmic language and cinematic tableaux, his mixed-media works explore themes of physical and psychological experience and challenge the structure of precepts and stimulus as a medium for experience and perception.
Ong’s (b. 1995) practice spans across painting, installation and digital mediums. He has participated in exhibitions across Singapore and the region, and in 2019 was commissioned to create an artwork for Facebook’s APAC office in Singapore.