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Jaxton Su


Jaxton enjoys experimenting with the ocular and illusory possibilities of colours and forms in different materials. His works portray peculiar narratives in miniature settings that are inspired by the natural environment and his exploration of the subjective self. While forming metaphorical relations between the natural phenomena and the everyday life through his works, he hopes to create a relational and experiential archetypal domain that will encourage reflection, association and perceptual shifts.


Jaxton Su (b. 1988, Singapore) is a visual artist specializing in painting and installation, with a keen interest in nature and psychology. He graduated from a visual communication background prior to pursuing his MFA at the Glasgow School of Art and was actively involved in teaching, collaborative and community art projects back in his home country. He enjoys experimenting on different materials as he attempts to bridge a connection between the natural phenomena and the everyday life. His works have been exhibited in Singapore, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Iceland and United Kingdom.


Education
2016-2018
Master of Fine Art. Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

2009-2013
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Visual Communication. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

2011
INSTEP Exchange Programme. University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia.


Exhibitions and Showcase
2018
Fishes out of water, Veneer Gallery, Glasgow, UK
No Safe Haven, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow, UK
Last Futures, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

2017
The Colder the Air, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
Affordable Art Fair with Blue Lotus Fine Art, F1 Pit Building, Singapore
Clydeside Open Art Show, Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Radiophrenia, Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK
BISH, BASH, BOSH, WE THE NORTH, Liverpool, UK
Connectivity - World of Co Exhibition, Creative Hub, Sofia, Bulgaria
MFA Interim Show, Reid Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Lights Out Listening Group, Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, UK
The Revive Art Show, Tall Ship, Glasgow, UK
Singapore Heritage Festival Art Trail, Little India, Singapore
Little India Heritage Trail - Serangoon in the 1900s, Roots.sg, Singapore
Our Gallery at Taman Jurong Art Trail, Taman Jurong, Singapore

2016
Colours in Motion - Visceral Vision, *SCAPEmedia Hub, Singapore
Colours in Motion, Let's Lepak at Mt Faber, Faber Peak, Singapore
Kapor ChatParty Exhibition, Workhouse, Singapore
Art Safiental, Tenna, Switzerland
Colours in Motion, Car Free Sunday SG, Victoria Theatre, Singapore
Colours in Motion, Urban Ventures - Vol.2, Keong Saik Road, Singapore
Affordable Art Fair - Spring Edition with Blue Lotus Fine Art, F1 Pit Building, Singapore
Not all who wander are lost - Solo Art Exhibition, Blue Lotus Fine Art, Singapore
Our Memories, Pieced Together - Community Art Installation, 354 Kang Ching Road Void Deck, Singapore
Play Me, I'm Yours, OCBC Square, Sports Hub and Yishun St 72, Singapore

2015
Verve Arts Festival, The Arts House, Singapore
Bank Art Fair, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore
Project X-pired II, City Square Mall, Singapore
Safety Starts with Me Exhibition, *SCAPE, Singapore
Affordable Art Fair - Spring Edition with Blue Lotus Fine Art, F1 Pit Building, Singapore
Unassuming Voices - A Collaborative Multidisciplinary Arts Performance, Drama Centre Black Box, Singapore
Art Discovered Edition 1 - Group Art Exhibition, The Art Fellas, Singapore
Two Worlds; One Fantasy - Solo Art Exhibition, Blue Lotus Fine Art, Singapore
National Building - An Art Exhibition, Tampines Town Council, Singapore

2014
Buffel Art Project Exhibition, Esplanade & ION Art Gallery, Singapore
Bricks and Clouds - Group Art Exhibition, Claire Loves Gallery, Singapore

2013
ADM Show 2013, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Awards
2017
1st Place (Open Category), LET’S DRAW! Art Competition, ARPC, Singapore

2016
Stipend Scholarship, Land Art Workshop and Symposium, Alps Art Academy, Switzerland
Young Change Maker Grant, National Youth Council
Matchbox Grant, National Arts Council

2015
2nd Place (Open Category), Project X-pired II Food Art Competition, Foodbank Singapore
Gold Award (Open Category), Safety Starts With Me Poster Drawing Competition 2015, WSH Council

2014
Matchbox Grant, National Arts Council
2nd Place (Open Category), Tampines Celebrates SG50 Art Competition 2014, Tampines Town Council
Popularity Award, Buffel Art Competition, Braun Buffel
Special Recognition Award, Nature Art Exhibition - Painting Category, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

2010
Overall Winner and Honorable Mention, Summer Ecard Design Challenge, Pingg.com

2007
Merit Award, Safety Poster Design Competition, Republic of Singapore Navy

2006
Best in Art Award, Pioneer Junior College



Projects and Involvements
2018
Our Nano World - art science collaborative workshop, Edinburgh International Science Festival, Edinburgh, UK
Fishes out of water - curatorial project, Glasgow, UK
Last Futures - collaborative curatorial project, Glasgow, UK

2017
Last Futures - collaborative curatorial project, Glasgow, UK
SIM Artist Talk, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
SIM Artist Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland
Community Mural Painting Project with Singapore Turf Club and Miss Singapore Universe, Sunbeam Terrace, Singapore
World of Co Artist Residency, Sofia, Bulgaria
World of Co Artist Talk, Creative Hub, Sofia, Bulgaria
Public Art Workshops, Singapore

2016
Colours of Little India - mural painting project, Little India, Singapore
Land Art Workshop and Symposium, Alps Art Academy, Switzerland
Colours in Motion - a multidisciplinary arts project, Singapore
A Ride Through Race Course Road - A Community Mural Painting Project, Race Course Road, Singapore
Play Me, I'm Yours - An International Music & Arts project, Singapore
Our Memories, Pieced Together - Community Art Installation Project, Taman Jurong Zone D, Singapore
Public and Private Art Workshops, Singapore

2015
Ripe Products Crossing Race Course Road- Mural Painting Project, Eat Ripe Products, Race Course Road, Singapore
Batik Facade Art - St Anthony Primary School, Singapore
SG50 Gazebo Community Mass Painting- Bedok, Singapore
SG50 Facade Art- Choa Chu Kang, Singapore
SG50 Facade Art- Ayer Rajah, Singapore
SG50 Facade Art- Kampong Chai Chee, Singapore
SG50 Tote Bag Workshop and Installation Art- Rivervale, Singapore
SG50 Vibrancy of Pride- Community Wall Mural Painting, Sengkang, Singapore
Public and Private Art Workshops, Singapore

2014
The Greenhouse Lab, Singapore


Media
2018
Last Futures Behind the Scenes Interview, BBC, UK, 27 Mar

2017
No need to travel to Penang for nice murals, Mothership.sg, 27 Jan

2016
Painting new life into Singapore's history, The New Paper, 8 Oct
Play Me I'm Yours - Cape of Colours documentary
A Gallop through Time, The Winning Post, Aug
Whazzup? Episode 155, Singapore Turf Club Channel, 23 Jun
小印度历史‘画’在墙上, Shin Ming Daily News 新明日报, 20 Jun
苏敬翔个人画展“幻·游” 妙想天开的 迎风之舞, Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报, 27 Mar
Painting beyond black and white, Youth.SG, 15 Mar
Art in the city: March Towards Art, Affordable Art Fair, 29 Feb

2015
不忘儿时幻想天地, Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报, 29 Jan
Down the Rabbit Hole, M.O.D.A MAG SG, 27 Jan
Two Worlds; One Fantasy by Jaxton Su, Culturepush, 21 Jan

2014
Still Connection featuring Jaxton Su, Obscured.sg, 4 Feb


EXPERIENCE
2014 - present
Visual Artist, Freelance
Member, Singapore Contemporary Young Artists

2015
Artist, Dove Doodle Pte Ltd

2013 - 2014
Graphic Designer, Adamsapple Design Consultants Pte Ltd