Dominic Thian’s (b. 1996, Singapore) journey as an artist started when he left his studies in Architecture to pursue Classical painting training in the US. Since 2021, Dominic has regularly exhibited his oil paintings and pursued a mastery of finesse in his brushwork and paint application. Despite the pressures to build a signature motif, he finds great joy in painting a variety of subjects, including still-life, landscapes, and the figurative. In all his works, Dominic emphasises the importance of light, colour, and technique, which underpin all his aesthetic pursuits.
Huu Nghi: Singapore & Vietnam 50-10 Exhibition
“These paintings are testament to the warm diplomatic ties shared between Singapore and Vietnam, ties which have allowed their artists to cross-travel freely and thus seek inspiration from another country and culture. Intimate and quickly-executed, the works are plein-air studies done from a trip to Hanoi and Ninh Binh earlier this year. They show a Singaporean artist enamoured by a unique Vietnamese heritage, and are paired with some corresponding outdoor paintings done in Singapore.”