Alvin Ong (b. 1988, Singapore) holds a BA in Fine Art from the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2016) and a MA in Fine Arts from the Royal College of Art, United Kingdom (2018). His dreamlike paintings, capturing the complexities of the human form, predominantly explore themes of isolation, alienation, and desire. Characterised by blurred facial features and interlaced bodies, his work is imbued with a sense of distortion or rapid movement. By playfully combining diverse visual vocabularies, Ong draws on his own lived experience of hybridity and distance across a variety of both physical and virtual spaces.