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Oliver Wong

Kuantan, Pahang - Malaysia

Oliver Wong - Fine Artist

Oliver Wong

Member Since: 05/10/2012

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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. Batik allowed me to let my imagination go wild. I tried oil pastels, soft pastels. In 2011, I tried acrylic on canvas and fell in love with it.

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 care for 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 (profile photo of me was taken during this time). 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 the all 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.

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

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Oliver Wong - A walk in the park

A walk in the park

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Oliver Wong - I will be waiting

I will be waiting

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Oliver Wong - Soju

Soju

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Oliver Wong - Parallel Lines

Parallel Lines

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Oliver Wong - Love you

Love you

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Feelings

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Flows

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Oliver Wong - Blues

Blues

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Oliver Wong - It Is So Cold

It Is So Cold

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Oliver Wong - Whispers

Whispers

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Oliver Wong - Simple joys

Simple joys

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Oliver Wong - Prayers

Prayers

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Oliver Wong - Shine

Shine

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Oliver Wong - Nothingness 2

Nothingness 2

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Oliver Wong - Alone in the night

Alone in the night

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Absct

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