Singapore Artist

Jaxton Su

Jaxton Su (b. 1988, Singapore) is a multidisciplinary visual artist and curator. He is also an adjunct lecturer at Nanyang Technological University. He graduated with a Master of Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art, UK and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 

With a keen interest in nature and psychology, he enjoys experimenting with different materials as he attempts to bridge a connection between the natural phenomena and the everyday life in his paintings and installations. He has exhibited at two solo shows with Blue Lotus Fine Art in 2015 and 2016, as well as at group shows internationally. 

Alongside his art practice, he is also actively involved in curatorial, community, mural painting and educational projects. Some of his notable endeavours include curatorial projects ‘The Unsettled Dust – Asian Short Film Festival’ and ‘Dare you do this? FFFF it! – Taiwan Gangshan Dist Contemporary Art Warehouse International Exchange Program’, and community-based projects ‘Arts@Macpherson – Woks of Life’, ‘A Ride through Race Course Road’ and ‘Our Nano World – Edinburgh International Science Festival’. 

Through his various ventures, he strives to create engaging and immersive experiences that would encourage enthusiasm in the arts for the masses. His works have been presented internationally in Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Spain, Switzerland, Bulgaria, France, Iceland and the United Kingdom.

Statement

Jaxton enjoys experimenting with the ocular and illusory possibilities of colours and forms in different materials, transforming them into archetypal settings that draw metaphorical parallels between the sublimity of nature and the human mind. He is intrigued by the wonderous ways that the various natural phenomena resonate with our subjective selves. Exploring these ideas through skewed spaces in paintings, installations and occasionally other mediums, he hopes that his artistic vision will present a multifaceted dimension for unbridled contemplation and reflection into issues surrounding our everyday realities.

Tears of Joy (2016)
Oil on Canvas 102cm x 76cm

On Cloud Nine I (2015)
Oil on Canvas 152cm x 122cm

Iceberg painting I would rather be cold (2018)
OIl on canvas 48cm x 60cm

Over the Rainbow (2015)
Oil on Canvas 81 x 81 cm

Watching the clouds roll by (2015)
Oil on Canvas 61 x 76 cm

Volcano painting Psychetopia (2017)
Oil on canvas 60cm x 80cm