Jake Singer | RGB Sky
4 March – 2 April
Space is digital.
Body is landscape.
Architecture is algorithm.
Monuments are megabytes.
Jake Singer was born in 1991 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he still lives and works. In 2014 Singer completed his degree at Michealis School of Fine Art specialising in sculpture. He has also studied at Central Saint Martins Kingdom and in 2012 he assisted with William Kentridge’s video installation 'The Refusal of Time'.
Singer’s work explores the connection between sculpture and architecture. Using materials related to the built environment such as concrete, steel, glass, silicone and rocks, Singer creates disoriented architectural forms that could not exist in the natural world. His work is unencumbered by technical issues and as a result his works appear to resist gravity and the materials themselves. These warped perceptions and dystopian landscapes are a recurring theme in his work.
In a world of increasing digitization, Singer believes that the role of the sculptor is to observe how digital space is reshaping the physical world and reconnect audiences with the sense of touch.
Singer presented his first solo exhibition, Catastrophes, at Hazard Gallery in 2016. He has also shown at Cape Town Art Fair, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Suba Biennale, Dak’art, Senegal; I Never Read, Alma Martha, Basel and Also Known As Africa (AKAA), Paris.
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