Biography / Artist statement
Jayson Singh is a visual artist based in Battersea and has a fine art degree from Central Saint Martin's. Recently, he has completed a portrait diploma from Heatherley's school of Art and achieved a special commendation from the painter Andrew James RP at the graduating show this year.
One common thread Jayson loves to explore in his oil paintings is the construction of narrative. Often he likes to use patterned backgrounds, wearable props or objects within compositions to assist in sharing an idea or telling a story. While painting figures from life and photographic reference, he allows patterned motifs to interact with people as a way to amplify the emotion of an event or even to suggest a hot climate. In all scenarios, he aims to achieve a balance between colour relationships and capturing the personality of chosen sitters.
Jayson has also referenced an interest in Rangoli patterns in community projects that took place before the pandemic. They've resulted in community murals in housing estates (Hazelhurst, Tooting), ephemeral community sand paintings on art gallery floors (e.g Wallace Collection) and outdoor workshops for previous Wandsworth Arts Fringe events.