Mr Thong Chow Ngian is a regular contributor to BESGroup website. ‘Painting dramatic moments in Nature’ is his second solo painting exhibition. BESGroup has a great influence on the creation of his artworks, especially with the emphasis in observing, not only the beauty but the unique behavious of each species of birds and other wildlife. These knowledge of individual species are captured on canvas and highlighted to the viewers at the exhibition.
Do come and visit this exhibition with your family and friends.
Dates: 25 August to 29 August 2022
Opening hours: 11am to 8pm daily
Exhibition Opening: 25 August, 8pm
Location: Visual Arts Centre
Address: 10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469
Free admission for all
About this exhibition
Dramatic moments in nature are derived from a variety of factors ranging from the beauty and unique behaviours of birds and animals. Combine these with the right mood, light conditions, weather and suitable habitat, and they all become rich ingredients that contribute to creating a dramatic painting.
In this exhibition, I hope to share some of these special moments that are remarkable but lesser known, so that the viewer will be drawn into the unique and secret world of each species. Some of these dramatic moments I painted are; hunting scenes, social behaviours, preening displays, courtship rituals, nest building, territorial defence and raising the young.
I employ a photorealistic painting style to display the inherent beauty and drama of nature. The semi-transparent quality of the acrylic medium allows me to gradually build up numerous layers of paint onto the canvas that transforms the subject into a life-like image. Prior to the painting process, I spent many hours of field research and study sketches before laying paint on the canvas. During the painting process, I included fine details, such as texture and anatomical forms, direction of light, interesting postures of the subjects and these help to breathe life into the painting. The end result is a one-of-a-kind dramatic painting and probably seen for the first time in Singapore. As with all artists, I desire my paintings to elicit an emotional `Wow!’ response from the viewer.
Through my love of nature and the environment, I try to convey my passion in paintings so that the viewer can share the experiences I’ve had in Singapore and hope that this will translate into a keener interest in our natural history heritage.
Artist Contact details:
Mr Thong Chow Ngian
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
to find out more about Thong Chow Ngian’s first solo exhibition in May 2017.
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