Visual artist, Rajinder Singh, lives and works in Singapore. He was born in Ipoh, Malaysia and lived in United Kingdom for a big part of his life, before moving to Singapore in 1995. He has been painting since an early age and won the first accolade for his work at the age of 12. After an intense tutorship under a veteran English artist, James Holdsworth in 2002, Rajinder made his comeback to painting.
Rajinder has been painting, sculpting and making films for several years now. He has had several successful exhibitions and his art has been purchased by prominent households and businesses from around the world. Major patrons of the artist are Farouk Khan of Malaysia, Baron Gonzalve Bich (of BIC conglomerate) and Franck Duboeuf (of George Duboeuf wines). He is represented by the prestigious Artfolio@ Raffles and Darling Muse@Bukit Pantai galleries in South Asia.
Rajinder has had a successful academic career with five academic degrees including a PhD in Engineering Mathematics. His background in Mathematics is the driving force behind his successful art practice. Rajinder hosts a popular Singapore art blog (http://sightoracle.blogpsot.com) which runs a commentary on the Singapore art scene with reviews, interviews and philosophical discourses and has been the unofficial site for the Singapore Biennale 2006. His work has been shown in contemporary, international art portals such as SPUNK and DUUDLE and has been described as modern and carries a message of change.
Rajinder is presently doing his postgraduate studies in Philosophy of Art. He has recently been selected as one of the top 20 emerging artists from Asia in a juried competition in Hong Kong which will be launched in London in 2008. He is also the artist ambassador for the super-premium wine from Tuscany, Cappannelle and a winner of the highly sought after Marina Mandarin artist residency program in Singapore. In 2007, Rajinder will be showing in London France, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Korea, New York and Argentina in 2007/2008.