Oliver Wong - Fine Artist

Oliver Wong

Kuantan, Pahang - Malaysia








Oliver Wong

Kuantan, Pahang - Malaysia

Oliver Wong - Fine Artist

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May 10th, 2012







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About Oliver Wong

I was born in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia. A self taught artist, who started when I was young with water colors, stumbled upon batik, a manual wax-resist dyeing technique, a popular traditional art form in South East Asia where I came from. Paintings allowed me to let my imagination go wild. I tried oil pastels, soft pastels. In 2011, I tried acrylic on canvas and enjoy it. Now I use all media the latest being digital. And Just enjoy the movements, colors and the creations...

At 13, I painted almost every day. When I was 17, I had an art exhibition in school. My media was mainly Batik and I sold some paintings.
At 18 I had a gap year and stayed home to accompany my sister and my mum and painted a lot.
I went to New Zealand for 7 years. I painted and loved going to the National Art gallery which was near to Auckland University. Sometimes I would just sit there for hours looking at the paintings. I also went to the NZ National Library and flipped through paintings by all the great artists.

Painting has always been part of me. It helps me release my emotions and express myself. I retired in 2011 after 28 yrs working in the bank. Since retirement, I have been painting more. My paintings are mostly abstract with human figures and nature. My favorite paintings are the ones created subconsciously where the outcomes surprised even my own self. A lot of people asked me why I so often use woman as a subject. Since school days I had been using it. It just comes naturally. Maybe the answer is in the way I paint it.

Please comment freely, your encouragement and suggestions will help me to improve.
As a self taught artist, I sometimes wonder have I missed something for not going to an art school and do a degree. Thank you to all who have commented honestly.

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Oneness by Oliver Wong


Swim by Oliver Wong


An old Catholic Church by Oliver Wong


A walk in the park by Oliver Wong


I will be waiting by Oliver Wong


Soju by Oliver Wong


Parallel Lines by Oliver Wong


Love you by Oliver Wong


Feelings by Oliver Wong


Sad eyes lady in a black dress by Oliver Wong


Flows by Oliver Wong


Blues by Oliver Wong


It Is So Cold by Oliver Wong


Whispers by Oliver Wong


Scars and Wounds part 2 by Oliver Wong


Strangers in the night by Oliver Wong


Simple joys by Oliver Wong


Prayers by Oliver Wong


Woman wearing stocking by Oliver Wong


Shine by Oliver Wong


The future and the past by Oliver Wong


Nothingness 2 by Oliver Wong


Alone in the night by Oliver Wong


Absct by Oliver Wong

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