Alvin Ong (b. 1988) mines the Western and Eastern art history canon to create fragmented yet intimate paintings, often containing hints of technology and signifiers of specific locations. Released from the limitations of time and space within the physical world, Ong’s figures merge and collide across different perspectival planes. A graduate of the Ruskin School of Art and the Royal College of Art, he has exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum; Asian Civilizations Museum (Singapore); Peranakan Museum (Singapore); Northampton Contemporary (UK); National Portrait Gallery (UK) and Royal Academy of Arts (UK). His works are collected by the ILHAM Gallery (Malaysia); the Ingram Collection (UK), X Museum (China) and the Victoria & Albert Museum (UK). He lives and works in London and Singapore.