Jeremy Sharma
Singapore , 1977
Jeremy Sharma works primarily as a conceptual painter but his body of work encompasses video, photography, drawing and installation. He is also a sometimes-musician, having performed, collaborated and recorded for albums, gigs, theatre and radio. He was also a founding member of rock band Tiramisu and art collective Kill Your Television (KYTV). He obtained his Master of Art (Fine Art) at the LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts / Open University, United Kingdom in 2006, and his Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) with High Distinction from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia in 2003. Over the past nine years, he has had a number of solo exhibitions and presentations in Singapore, that includes Mode Change (2014) with Michael Janssen Gallery, Terra Sensa at the Singapore Biennale 2013, Apropos (2012) at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Variations (2011) at Art Forum Gallery, The Protection Paintings – Of Sensations and Superscriptions (2008) at Jendela, Esplanade and End of A Decade (2007) at The Substation Gallery. He has also participated in numerous exhibitions in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea, Bangladesh, Italy, Switzerland, England and the United States. Sharma has done several overseas residency programmes in the UK, Manila and Mexico, and received several awards, including the Royal Overseas Travel Scholarship Award (2007) JCCI Arts award with KYTV (2005), Studio 106 residency award (2004 Singapore), Finalist in the Philip Morris Singapore Arts Awards (2003), The Lee Foundation Study Grant (2002) and the Della Butcher Award (1999). His work has been the subject of critical discussion in catalogues of exhibitions in which he has participated and has been widely reviewed by the local press. His work is part of a number of public and private collections, notably the Singapore Art Museum, National Library Board Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Singapore, The Westin Singapore, Societe Generale and the NUS Business School. He currently teaches in the Faculty of Fine Arts at LASALLE College of the Arts. Jeremy Sharma’s current mode of practice investigates the notion of art as a reflection of a conscious life that observes it in the age of mechanical, industrial and digital reproduction and interconnectivity, addressing our relationship to modernism and our place in time and space in an increasingly fragmented and artificial reality.
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High density polystyrene foam, robotic milled unique , 244 x 122 x 25cm , 2014
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Blue pigment and cast polyurethane foam, robotic milled unique , 213 x 107 x 40 cm , 2014