Faris Heizer (b.1998) is an artist who lives and works in Singapore. Working within the tradition of figurative painting, his works are based on personal observations of contemporary society and its structural workings revolving around capitalism and gender. In particular, Heizer gives form to the behavioural and performative aspects of social relations that arise from such. His artistic inquiries often feature the white-collar worker in a range of imagined realities charged with intimacy, tension, and bewilderment. 



Beginning with a thinly primed canvas, Heizer stains its surface with acrylic inks to create varied layered undertones. Such intuitive process naturally informs and guides his figurative elements toward the composition of his paintings. Heizer’s painterly sensibilities then manifest in bold, gestural brushstrokes that both define and envelop his figures, contextualising them within arresting scenes of narrative. 



Since graduating from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) with a Diploma in Fine Arts in 2018, Heizer has participated in several solo and group exhibitions. His solo exhibitions include Shoe Shufflers at Coda Culture, Singapore (2020) and Another Round at Cuturi Gallery, Singapore (2021). His work has also been featured in group exhibitions at Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta (2019); Coda Culture, Singapore (2019); Cuturi Gallery, Singapore (2020); and Art Agenda (2021).