Faris Heizer

b. 1998, Singapore
Lives and works in Singapore

Working within the tradition of figurative painting, Faris Heizers’ works are based on personal observations of contemporary society and its structural workings revolving around capitalism. In particular, Heizer gives form to the behavioural and performative aspects of social relations that arise from such. His artistic inquiries often feature the white-collar worker in a range of imagined realities charged with intimacy, tension, and bewilderment.

Beginning with a thinly primed canvas, Heizer stains its surface with acrylic inks to create varied layered undertones. Such an intuitive process naturally informs and guides his figurative elements toward the composition of his paintings. Heizer’s painterly sensibilities then manifest in bold, gestural brushstrokes that both define and envelop his figures, contextualising them within arresting scenes of narrative.

Heizer graduated from NAFA with a Diploma in Fine Arts in 2018. He has had successful solo show at Cuturi Gallery and has since participated in several group exhibitions including Tang Contemporary in Beijing, Galerie LJ in Paris, At The Table Group Show hosted by Christie’s and Harpers Gallery in New York, and most recently, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery in Schloss Görne, Germany.

Biography information from www.cuturigallery.com, October 2022

Country: Singapore
Social Media: @faris.heizer