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Cure :: Jake Singer

“In this work, I depart from achromatic to iridescence. Iridescence is an optical phenomenon of surfaces in which hue changes with the angle of observation and the angle of illumination” says Singer. Where the first works from the murmurations series were certain and sublime, these venture into the less certain gray areas of ambiguity and uncertainty.

Come and fly with UJ Choir rendition of Steal Away Spiritual arr. Joseph Jennings featured on the Road Home album. 

About Jake Singer

Jake Michael Singer (b. Johannesburg, 1991) is a transdisciplinary artist whose practice is primarily concerned with materiality and transformation of everyday objects and their teleologic evolution.

During the course of his six year career, Singer has participated in over 70 groups shows and 9 solo shows across Africa, Europe and North America. Solo shows include Gallery Tiny, New York (2020), THK Gallery, Cape Town (2019), Matter Gallery Toronto (2018), Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg (2018), Punt WG, Amsterdam (2017). Significant group shows include Matereality at Iziko National Gallery, Still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday at Zeitz MOCAA, Kampala Biennale curated by Simon Njami and Suba Biennale, Dakart, Senegal. 

Singer holds a degree from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town (2013) and has studied at Central Saint Martins, London. He is the recipient of the Eduardo Villa Foundation Grant in 2016 and 2017. Permanent public sculptures include Dawn Chorus (2019) on the RMB Think Precinct and Roarks Evacuation Plan (2016) on the rooftop of August House which can be seen on the Johannesburg skyline.

Jake is represented by THK Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2020, Jake and THK in collaboration with Rand Merchant Bank, launched the Emergence Art Prize to aid young emerging artists in establishing themselves in successful and sustainable careers.