Charlie Masson

Charlie Masson by Alvin Ong

Charlie Masson
by Alvin Ong
© Chunchieh Huang

Alvin Ong is currently a student at the Royal College of Art, having previously completed studies at Ruskin School of Art. His work has been seen in group exhibitions in Singapore, Sydney and London.

The portrait is of the artist’s friend and studio-mate, Charlie. The men met while Ong was undertaking a residency at the Royal Drawing School in Scotland. During this time, Ong was able to review his practice away from his familiar surroundings and also meet alumni of the school, including Charlie. This portrait was made in Charlie’s studio on the last day of Ong’s residency and is a souvenir of their shared conversations and friendship.

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