by Jack Youngblood
Opening reception 22 September, 7pm - 10pm
Location: 59 Eng Hoon St #03-57 (Tiong Bahru estate)
Show runs 23 September - 1 October
Opening times: Sat, Sun, Wed, Thurs & Fri: 11am - 9pm
Jack Youngblood is an artist whose work has been collected by such establishment figures as Lord Gowrie (British minister of the arts) and the Arts Council of Great Britain. However, David Bowie has also been an avid collector and his work has achieved something of a cult status amongst those with an interested in the digital.
Trained as a traditional painter, his skill-set has recently broadened into encompassing digitally manipulated photographs and short video animations.
His imagery can best be described as being a cross between science fiction and old master painting, with many disturbing references to old and exhausted astronauts.
For at least some of the duration of the show it is his plan to dress up as an Apollo era astronaut to receive visitors. He has taught art at London's St Martin's Art School and Goldsmiths College.
He moved to Singapore in 2006 to teach digital painting at NTU's new school of art design and media. This follows his growing interest in the digital, something he believes is more widely accepted and practiced within the developing Asian art scene.