Singaporean painter Alvin Ong is usually based in London but ended up extending his stay in Singapore as the pandemic worsened. During his isolation period, he completed a series of paintings for a solo exhibition at Sydney’s Yavuz Gallery in May. Photo: Alvin Ong
Singaporean painter Alvin Ong is usually based in London but ended up extending his stay in Singapore as the pandemic worsened. During his isolation period, he completed a series of paintings for a solo exhibition at Sydney’s Yavuz Gallery in May. Photo: Alvin Ong
Art

Singaporean creatives forced home rediscover the Lion City’s unique characteristics

  • Significant numbers of Singapore’s artistic diaspora have returned to the city state amid the pandemic and found a new-found appreciation for their home
  • The resulting flowering of artistic output reflects on its rich tropical environment, politics and the effects of the pandemic

Singaporean painter Alvin Ong is usually based in London but ended up extending his stay in Singapore as the pandemic worsened. During his isolation period, he completed a series of paintings for a solo exhibition at Sydney’s Yavuz Gallery in May. Photo: Alvin Ong
Singaporean painter Alvin Ong is usually based in London but ended up extending his stay in Singapore as the pandemic worsened. During his isolation period, he completed a series of paintings for a solo exhibition at Sydney’s Yavuz Gallery in May. Photo: Alvin Ong
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