“I PAINT TO PREVENT MY SOUL FROM SLIPPING INTO OBLIVION.”
Jays is a Singaporean artist best known for his abstract expressionist works which are influenced by his exposure to the genre while living abroad and during travels. Jays left his career in finance to pursue art in search of a deeper meaning in life. He contemplates the synthesis of his inner voice and art, and in doing so, creates expressive canvases that are bold and often very tactile.
“ART IS A WORDLESS LANGUAGE CAPABLE OF EXPRESSING WHAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE IMPOSSIBLE TO COMMUNICATE.”
He composes paintings to mimic the rhythms of a mental language, with decisive staccato marks coupled with broad sweeping brushstrokes from a vibrant colour palette that instantly enlivens the canvas.