Born in 1983, Jian Long works and lives in Singapore. A graduate of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, his artistic practice focuses on drawing, along with a combination of other media such as oil and acrylic. He is a recipient of the Young Talent Programme Winners’ Solo Exhibitions by ION Art & Affordable Art Fair in 2016. His work is in the NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts) Collection, and also some private collections.
Inspired by nature, the artist applies layer upon layer of gesso on the canvas to create texture. The intricate details of the forest are drawn and defined subtly with white ink, creating an intimate atmosphere which beckons the viewer in to have a closer look.