Lot 36 | 5 March 2023



LOT 36


B. Singapore, 1945

Heart of Kathmandu – Nepal Series, 1994

Signed and dated “Seng 94” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

130 x 180 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 110,000 – 180,000

Merging concepts with finesse of execution, Ong presents an exquisite rendition entitled the Heart of Kathmandu, 1994. Possessing an ethereal quality, the painting is flawless in flow and appropriation of light. The artist boasts his masterful strokes and immaculate detailing. As an en plein air painting, Ong brilliantly grasps his subjects, stays true to its nature and portrays it for his viewers. Intrigue builds as you step closer to examine the painting, revealing the simple beauty offered by the heart of Kathmandu, almost as if one is standing right there. An earthy, muted palette becomes the painting, used to capture the derelict buildings and the quotidian routine of the Nepalese.