Gerald Tay

Gerald Tay (b. 1992, Singapore) art practice comprises primarily of drawing and painting. He uses figurative subject matter as a point of departure to explore the motif of the mask and the act of being masked.

While a mask serves as a facade that shields the identity of each individual, it can also expose segments of their true personalities – with expressions that change based on moods of the moment. For the artist himself, the mark-making, stacking and overlaying of figures are ways to reflect his mental states, thoughts and feelings.

He graduated in 2018, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. He won silver (established category) in the 2019 UOB Painting of the Year and has exhibited in leading Singapore based galleries; Gajah Gallery and Chan + Hori Contemporary.