Lot 26 | 28 November 2021



LOT 26


B. Singapore, 1945

Temple Street in the Morning, Chinatown, 1980

Signed “Ong Kim Seng 80” on lower left

Watercolour on paper

36.5 x 53 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 12,000 – RM 25,000

The abundantly awarded watercolourist, Ong Kim Seng has spent over 30 years capturing Singapore’s vibrant city on canvas, spanning its river and quaint town — Chinatown to be specific. The artist, whose paintings include Singapore River, Heritage Shophouses, Chinatown and more, regularly grace the walls of KL Lifestyle Art Space and featured in its auctions, are much sought after by art connoisseurs. Pairing Kim Seng’s artistic prowess and his niche of manipulating light in works, viewers are brought back to the simple days of yesteryear, evoking nostalgia and memories for Singaporeans who have been to the place.