Photograph of Artist J OSL
J OSL
Petaling Jaya, South East Asia - Malaysia



Original Artworks (47)

J Osl; Human Tree, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 75 x 60 cm. Artwork description: 241  A painting in Acrylic - Human Tree ( 75x60cm)I find meeting people, somehow we are all related. Different cultures, different races but we are all one big family. So why hate? Why the bigotry? Why the discrimination? Because under all that skin, black, white, yellow and brown - we ...
J Osl
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
75 x 60 cm (29.5 x 23.6 inches)
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J Osl; Hands Of Fate, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 45 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241  It's a painting about how the fates affect how we meet someone and how our lives are changed by people coming into and out of our lives.I believe everything is fated and how we live our lives in the past will affect our future and ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
45 x 45 cm (17.7 x 17.7 inches)
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J Osl; Many Lives Many Loves, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 45 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241  Many Lives, Many Loves - a abstract painting in AcrylicIt's evening, just finished this painting and also varnished it. I like the colors. . . blue, white and red. . . . . a smattering of yellow, green in minute amounts. My second painting this week. I paint to express my thoughts, ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
45 x 45 cm (17.7 x 17.7 inches)
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J Osl; You Dont Know Me, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 45 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241  You Don't Know Me - A painting in Acrylic. . .Well, I was listening to Michael Buble belting out this song
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
45 x 45 cm (17.7 x 17.7 inches)
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J Osl; Forever In Love 1, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 60 x 75 cm. Artwork description: 241  Forever in Love 1 - Completed it @ 12am this morning. It's painting about a couple in lover, reborn through many cycles of reincarnation, meeting each other again in many lives, so many love relationships through many lifetimes that they are so attuned to each other like a ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
60 x 75 cm (23.6 x 29.5 inches)
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J Osl; Forever In Love, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 45 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241  Acrylic on Watercolor Paper - A painting on love, a couple in love after so many decades, holding hands, walking on the street in the evening, they seem like one person though they are two persons. Sometimes, you feel like you are looking at one person who is ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
45 x 30 cm (17.7 x 11.8 inches)
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J Osl; Soulmates 7, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 45 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241          Throughout countless cycles of rebirth, we have again and again in many cycles of reincarnation. We have loved and understood each other and with this many lifetimes as soulmates, we have become so adept at understanding each other that when we meet in a new lifetime, it ...
J Osl
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
45 x 45 cm (17.7 x 17.7 inches)
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J Osl; Soulmates 6, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 45 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241         Throughout countless cycles of rebirth, we have again and again in many cycles of reincarnation. We have loved and understood each other and with this many lifetimes as soulmates, we have become so adept at understanding each other that when we meet in a new lifetime, it ...
J Osl
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
45 x 45 cm (17.7 x 17.7 inches)
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J Osl; Soulmates 5, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 45 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241       Throughout countless cycles of rebirth, we have again and again in many cycles of reincarnation. We have loved and understood each other and with this many lifetimes as soulmates, we have become so adept at understanding each other that when we meet in a new lifetime, it ...
J Osl
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
45 x 45 cm (17.7 x 17.7 inches)
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J Osl; Soulmates 4, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 45 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241      Throughout countless cycles of rebirth, we have again and again in many cycles of reincarnation. We have loved and understood each other and with this many lifetimes as soulmates, we have become so adept at understanding each other that when we meet in a new lifetime, it ...
J Osl
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
45 x 45 cm (17.7 x 17.7 inches)
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J Osl; Soulmates 3, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 45 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241     Throughout countless cycles of rebirth, we have again and again in many cycles of reincarnation. We have loved and understood each other and with this many lifetimes as soulmates, we have become so adept at understanding each other that when we meet in a new lifetime, it ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
45 x 45 cm (17.7 x 17.7 inches)
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J Osl; Soulnates 2, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 45 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241    Throughout countless cycles of rebirth, we have again and again in many cycles of reincarnation. We have loved and understood each other and with this many lifetimes as soulmates, we have become so adept at understanding each other that when we meet in a new lifetime, it ...
J Osl
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
45 x 45 cm (17.7 x 17.7 inches)
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J Osl; Soulmates 1, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 50 x 40 cm. Artwork description: 241   Throughout countless cycles of rebirth, we have again and again in many cycles of reincarnation. We have loved and understood each other and with this many lifetimes as soulmates, we have become so adept at understanding each other that when we meet in a new lifetime, it ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
50 x 40 cm (19.7 x 15.7 inches)
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J Osl; The Soulmates, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 45 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241  Throughout countless cycles of rebirth, we have again and again in many cycles of reincarnation. We have loved and understood each other and with this many lifetimes as soulmates, we have become so adept at understanding each other that when we meet in a new lifetime, it ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
45 x 45 cm (17.7 x 17.7 inches)
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J Osl; The Courtesan, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 60 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241  The courtesan is what is known in olden times as the prostitute or hooker. A beautiful woman skilled in the arts of seducing men, a promise of earthly pleasures that men seek. But not all men do seek this. Some have the wisdom to avoid such lusts, ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
60 x 45 cm (23.6 x 17.7 inches)
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J Osl; Twin Sisters, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 90 x 90 cm. Artwork description: 241  Ever once walked down the street and saw two beautiful gorgeous women who looked almost identical? And suddenly it hits you like a bomb - they're frickin twins! ! ! Deep inside you, omg! I wish they were mine, mine, mine. . . Walking down the street, you smoke your cigarette, ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
90 x 90 cm (35.4 x 35.4 inches)
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J Osl; The Mermaid, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 45 x 60 cm. Artwork description: 241  A mermaid is a type of woman who is alluring, rare species. I used to know a woman who reminded me of a mermaid. She was alluring, sultry, sexy and desirable like a mermaid. The way she smiled, the way she carried herself, she was an unusual ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
45 x 60 cm (17.7 x 23.6 inches)
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J Osl; Romantic Complexities, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 90 x 90 cm. Artwork description: 241  Do you remember falling in love when you were in your teens? You liked the other person but he or she liked someone else. Or do you recall secretly admiring someone but yet not having the guts to talk to her. How about getting involved in a ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
90 x 90 cm (35.4 x 35.4 inches)
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J Osl; Life Changes, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 60 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241  Most people think their lives never change, it's the same. Well, it's not. We grow old, our body changes, our health changes. From a teen with boundless energy, we grow old and wrinkled and sickly and we move on ( die) . Have you seen a beautiful ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
60 x 45 cm (23.6 x 17.7 inches)
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J Osl; A Woman With Secrets, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 40 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241  A pretty woman walks by. Her face is beautiful, her look elegant and everyone turns to see. She is rich, beautiful and successful in so many ways but yet behind all this veneer, she has secrets. The hard life she has led, the pain that she had ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
40 x 30 cm (15.7 x 11.8 inches)
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Artist Statement

James Ooi was a writer for a number of years, publishing short stories in various media. Professionally he is a chartered accountant from the UK. Having worked many years, he found that painting to be an outlet for expression of his creativity. He decided to explore painting seriously over the past year.

A local Kuala Lumpur boy, he studied at Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur and later furthered his studies in Chartered Accountancy and completed his MBA from Australia a few years later. As a person, he loves to read and is quiet and reflective by nature. His favorite books are Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and Ignorance by Milan Kundera.

His ideas are mostly influenced by his life experiences, his philosophy in life and also his hopes for the future. In his paintings, you will find bright variety of colors which are his way of expressing his positive outlook in life as it is

His painting themes are mostly abstract expressions, the concept of duality of life, of the positive and the negative and if you like, the yin and the yang.

A Quote from James on his paintings: "Colors and pictures are never squeaky clean and perfect because life is never perfect, you have the sad and the happy, pleasure and pain.

I paint what I feel, it feels like energy flowing from my body, through my arms, my wrist, my hand and my fingers on to the brush, the paint and onto the canvas. What I have experienced, heard, felt or touched in some way, I translate it onto the painting. You can feel my paintings, you can look at my paintings in different angle and yet it is again different... I just find it mystifying too but it is what it is, an expression my life, my death, my desires and my detachments in life...

All my paintings are different, random expressions of the feelings I feel. Red for me is life, blue is peace, green is mother earth and yellow is positivity of the sun's energy. I create new paintings from the energies in my life. Everything changes and with that, my paintings will never be the same and each is unique... I can never recreate it again...

I look at the landscape, it is brown, some smattering of red, black, green, purple, blue and orange.. There is no perfection and despite that there is beauty in the random imperfection of life..

A tree is not all green, its red, brown, black, yellow ...
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