Oneal Parbo graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2018, he has since taken part in several shows including a solo presentation "Voyages" at Cuturi Gallery earlier this year, group exhibition "New Beginnings", the first show after Cuturi's relocation to its home in the Kampong Gelam district, “Orthodox” during Singapore Art Week and “Raw Forms” at Coda Culture and “In the Flesh” at SPRMRKT.


Parbo incorporates either automatic painting or drawing that progressively develops into biomorphic shapes. From that, he adopts elements of composition; such as repetition and symmetry. This interplay between the lack of conscious effort from automatism and control through composing or altering the object is how these forms emerge. The contours depicted are non-representational; yet evoke a feeling of seclusion, paired with an unearthly quality in the subject matter. Fundamentally, this approach of refraining himself in providing any form of narrative allows him to concentrate on the compositional aspects of his work.