“Painting is my second wanderlust.. breaking me free to realms where my footsteps dare not tread. ”
Yen is a Singaporean painter of landscapes, scenes, inspired by travels, dreams and in an impressionist style, characterized by strong colours and organic forms, with leanings towards surrealist expressionism. As a child, she has harboured thoughts of being an artist but given the prevailing typical Singaporean parent sentiment at the time, she went the conventional route and maintained her penchant for creativity, from music composition to travel photography and writing and eventually back to the active exploration of art. Her favourite artists are Cezanne, Edvard Munch, Van Gogh, Chagall and Kandisky, and their post-impressionist modernist influences come through in her artwork.
Ong Hwee Yen
6 PerspectEVEs, The Art Loft @ Volvo (2009); Alfresco Art Fair, Clifford Square (2009); Breakthrough 2010, Fill Your Walls Gallery (2010); Colours with Passion, Tembusu Art Gallery (2010); International Contemporary Artists Vol III (2011) by I.C.A. Publishing; Singapore Art Gallery Guide Nov 2011 Issue (2011); Spain Camino Series, Bilbao Restaurant (2012); Bridging Cultures, Rosella Gallery (2012); Exchange, MyArtSpace (2014); Mosaic, Volvo Art Loft (2015); Art Apart Fair 7th ed, Parkroyal Hotel (2016); Beauty of Nature, MyArtSpace (2016); Sudah Makan? (Have you eaten?) Exhibition, Fullerton Hotel (2016); Taiwan Storytellers Arts & Culture International Exchange Art Exhibition, MyArtSpace (2017); Artscape 1st ed, SOTA Gallery (2017).
© Ong Hwee Yen 2005 to-date