ONG SING YEOW
B. Selangor, 1971
Moment of Impact – Silent Death
Signed “Ong Sing Yeow” on back top left
Acrylic on canvas
150 x 150 cm
Private Collection Kuala Lumpur
RM 12,000 – 18,000
Also this artwork above.
He was the Winner of the Philip Morris Malaysian/ Asean Art Awards 1997. It can only be perceived that past trauma of the artist or someone close to him are reflected in this acrylic on canvas work. Gory and heartbreaking, the title is enough to suggest the scene of the piece. In a bus, a passenger in the foreground is seen unconscious, clutching on to her child for dear life while using light and shadows, the passengers at the back are seen also unconscious, some bleeding and evidently injured.