b. 1963, Singapore
Justin’s oeuvres bring a different understanding of today’s Singapore society and lifestyle with a blend of east and west cultures. He seeks to record everyday lifestyle into visual art based on his cultural, and its surrounding by doubting questions appearances. He believes that art plays an important role in helping people to grow and gain awareness of themselves. His current works reflect on how text, images and symbols influences and to an extent, manipulates the users in our daily lives.
Awards & Accolades
(2016) Master in Fine Art, Lasalle College of the Arts – Singapore / Goldsmiths, University of London (2006) Mont Blanc Young Artist World Patronage Project 2006, Hamburg, German (2005) Bachelor of Arts, University of Huddersfield, UK, Degree in Painting, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore (2000) Singapore Tyler Print Institute – Tyler Print Workshop (New York), under Mr. Ken Tyler’s supervision (1999) National Art Council, Georgette-Chen Arts Scholarship, Diploma in Fine Arts from the Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts (Painting)
Justin has also participle in several exhibitions in Singapore and his first solo art exhibition “Double Happiness, a Fantasy in Red” (2003) and second solo “Toy Nation” (2003). His 3rd Solo Exhibited at Esplanade Tunnel, and level 3 Community Wall (April/July2005), and also has been invited to participate in the Singapore Art Festival in Japan (24 July 05, Aoyama kottou douri, Tokyo), Gwang Ju National Museum and Okgwa Museum in Korea, “6th Culture and Art Festival of Songzhuang” in Beijing, Bangkok (BACC), Taipei- Taiwan, “CausewayEXchange-2011” in Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia and current works “Art Garden” at Singapore Art Museum-2011 & 2012, Singapore National Museum and “Life after Death” at Asia Civilizations Museum, Singapore (2011) and Japan “Itoshima Arts Farm” (2012).
Collections & Commission
Singapore Art Museum
National Museum of Singapore
New Majestic Hotel
* featured image:
Double Happiness-Fantasy in Red
2003, First Solo Exhibition, Utterly Art Exhibition Space, Singapore
2006 – 2017, Commissioned by New Majestic Hotel