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I love to experiment with different styles and colours, especially fluorescent colours. It feels dangerous, bold and strong. My paintings reflect my emotions and inner self.
Ong Ai Ghee
About the Artist
How did you get started in creating art and how does it enrich your life?
Please share on your learning experience and what you like about My Art Space
What's your favourite artwork?
My favourite artwork is the one that I am currently working on. It is titled “I am Trumpmendous” and it a satirical portrait of the current U.S. president Donald Trump. My artwork has the tendency to juxtapose my own personal interests and various aspects of my life together. For instance, I also do pole dancing and have attempted to the subject that into my paintings. “I am Trumpmendous” is my first attempt at combining both politics and painting together. As I’ve mentioned earlier, I left my interest in politics after returning to Singapore. However the last U.S. election was so undeniably heated that I couldn’t help getting sucked back in. Trump is such a controversial figure that I cannot help having very strong feelings towards him. These strong feelings, I am afraid, aren’t very positive. This is reflected in my painting of him … his arrogant squint, his signature smirk and the overall pompousness. The colours — blue, yellow and red — I’ve chosen are also very deliberate. They are the colour palette of the Disney character Pinocchio. And there is a subtle symbolism to it which I shall not delve too much into it here because arm-chair political discussions should best be enjoyed over a cup of coffee face-to-face. The result of this painting is actually quite captivating and it’s the first time I experienced the feeling of “I-love-this-painting-but-really-dislike-the-subject” for a piece of work that I am doing. The feeling makes me uncomfortable yet I like it at the same for it challenges my sensibilities.
What are you trying to communicate with your art?
Tell us what plans you have for your art future?
Maybe one day in the future I can be a multi-hyphenated world famous painter-pole-dancer-political-scientist (not necessary in that order). Just kidding. I really don’t need to be world famous. Anyway, baby steps first.I have recently created an instagram account for my artwork. I’ve been with My Art Space since 2013, and I’ve completed a lot of pieces of artwork. Not all of my artwork is on Instagram though, just too many pieces are lying around all over the place on floors, stacked against the walls. I would like to sell some of my works some day but the dilemma is that I have grown to be too attached to my paintings. I will explore commissioning work. Actually I have been toying with the idea of converting an empty space (about 1500 sq feet) where my office is currently located (somewhere in Bugis) to be a temporary or pop-up art exhibition space. The space is currently in a bare state and I thought that with a little sprucing up, it can be a good space for amateur painters like us who have tons of paintings lying at home to have a space to exhibit their artwork for a week or so, whether just to show their family and friends what they are doing or just maybe trying their hand at selling their paintings. So, anyone interested in working on this idea can feel free to get in touch with me to brainstorm!
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