Brandon Tay

b. 1981, Singapore
Lives and works in Singapore

Brandon Tay is a Singaporean artist whose work explores emergent complexities in digital materials. Starting out as a prominent figure in Singapore’s underground audio-visual scene, he has expanded his practice into one that engages with varying permutations of projection mapping, digital, computer-generated imagery (CGI), time-based and new media, and game environment art.

In his practice, he complicates distinctions between the tangible and incorporeal, both in composition as well as subject matter, often looking into thematics surrounding the relationships between history and futurity, digital materiality, and contemporary philosophies. Working with diverse components, whether fragments of 3D geometry, prompt tokens or 3D avatars of human beings, he combines these with out-of-context factors such as doom-scrolling trance states, automatic writing, and game physics to simulate something that feels larger than its parts.

As a collaborator and individually, his work has been shown at Art Dubai, tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, Kyoto Dance Experiment, Singapore International Festival of the Arts, and M1 Singapore Fringe Festival.

Biography information from Yeo Workshop, August 2023

Country: Singapore
Social Media: @brozm