IMPART Awards Winner
Justin works mainly with charcoal and graphite on paper, and is continually pushing his understanding and control of drawing as his chosen medium. His drawings are explorations on mortality, the passage of time, and the longing to hold on to things that are ephemeral and transitory.
He mounted his first solo exhibition Beyond Bittersweet in 2016 as a winner of the Young Talent Programme 2015. Exhibitions Justin has participated in include Bilateral Bonds (TAKSU Singapore & Kuala Lumpur, 2017), Untapped Emerging (Shophouse 5, Chan + Hori Contemporary, 2017), and Fantastic Rubbish: For the Love of Locality (Institute of Contemporary Arts, 2015). Most recently, he had his second solo exhibition The Drift Project II at Art Porters Gallery.
Justin demonstrated immaculate precision with technical strokes that were evident in his exquisite sketch of an orchid bloom. Devoid of colours, Justin’s hauntingly beautiful and delicate strokes capture the melancholy and barrenness of life – its impermanence and fragility reflected in shades of monochromatic hues, reminding us that longevity is relative; to treasure every fleeting moment in life as they are embedded into our memories, becoming a part of our past and moulding our future.