Rajinder Jit Singh is a
predominantly self-taught visual artist. He is presently doing his
postgraduate studies in Philosophy of Art at NUS.
Rajinder last exhibited his
work in Singapore under the group exhibition titled 'Batch No. 3'. Dr
Singh's has a PhD in Engineering Mathematics and an MBA from California
State University. He has been sculpting, painting and making films for more
than two years now. He had a recent screening of his film entitled FOA at
The Substationís First Take Moving Image programme.
NUS - PhD student in the Department of Philosophy on Philosophy of Art
Completed first semester.
Sculpture certificate NAFA - completed 2nd semester
Completed art and photography mentorship under James Holdsworth MFA
MBA from California State University, USA
PhD in Mathematics from QUB, United Kingdom
BEng from QUB, United Kingdom
"Batch No 3" group art exhibition, Singapore
Participated in Singapore Art Festival's 2004 “Vision and Illusion-
Reconstruction of a city” art exhibition
“Malcolm's Chicken” group art exhibiton
“Nascent : Beginning to be” art exhibition
GRIDlocked features paintings and sculptures by visual artist Dr Rajinder Jit
Singh. This is Raj's first solo exhibition in Singapore. He has been working on
contrasts between artificial and 'man-made' lines, forms and shapes, examining
issues concerning our dichotomous worldview today. Thoughtful questions are
raised through Raj's large format and strikingly colourful works which will be
curated to work thematically to deliver a message of contrasts.
The way we view reality today is defective. We are handicapped by it. And there
is mounting evidence that continue to illustrate the defectiveness of our
worldview. But alas, much of this is ignored. We continue to divide the world
between objects and subjects. We and our world. We are, in our erroneous
apprehension, eternally and immutably, separated from the world around us.
Science is partially responsible for this. In out attempt to make unbiased
observations, we created a reality separate from ourselves. One that we can
remove independently away from us and make measured observations and place them
into neat formulas that try to explain everything. But science has been an
incomplete master. It lacks as a guide to our lives and as the scope to our
Raj hopes to show this desperate but erroneous separation thru his paintings
under the theme of GRIDlocked. Our Subject-Object paradigm of our world is our
GRID. It holds us in its unerring clutches. We are GRIDlocked. The distinction
between the deliberate paint drips and the clean almost artificial lines of the
boxes is the telling one - the ordered measured and clinically masked in/out
world of the contrasting, preplanned, preconceived tones and colours of the 10cm
boxes. And the barely controlled splatter of paint leaping off the brush to make
some unintelligible mark guided by some unfathomable force. Two separate worlds.
Two explanations for the same. We want to make sense of what is, as the
paintings depict, not quite boxable.
This is the first of several exhibitions that will deliver a strong wakeup call
for the viewer to consider an alternative reality. A reality where values and
probabilities and viewpoints make better sense of the world. A world that will
not alienate us as much. A world which will allow art to become the evolving
force of mankind.
Raj's first solo exhibition will thus take the audience through a life changing
journey to another reality. It is hoped that when the audience leaves the
Gallery, it will be with a renewed sense of wonder in life and our very