Nicholas Hong, first dabbled with Chinese ink painting while being a volunteer at the Chinese ink painting classes held at Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Dialogue in the Dark in 2014. He was able to exhibit his first painting at SG50: Art and Diversity Exhibition at The Gallery@The Arts House together with the visually impaired artists in 2015. This started his journey of self-discovery through Chinese ink painting under the guidance of social artist 紀濱麗 (Ms. Chi Pin Lay).
Nicholas believed that the creation of a masterpiece often starts with having a mental image of the composition.
Nicholas enjoys using a minimalistic approach to compose perceptible shades and adds the ‘feel’ of animation to his characters on rice paper. Nicholas hopes to add a refreshing twist to traditional Chinese ink painting through his compositions.