Catalyst V

Chan + Hori Contemporary

Catalyst V

About Artwork

By looking upon nature and its grandeur, we are constantly reminded of our transient existence and the fragility of mankind in relation to the universe. Jay Ho references organic structures, topographical landscapes and microscopic views to create his works. They bring to mind ancient cave paintings, constellations and geographical boundaries. Textured compositions, these are constructed layer upon layer with calculated chemical reactions – leaving clustered paint trails and marks upon canvas or aluminium surfaces. The works reference creation and destruction, combinations of gloss paint and resin; etching and peeling away. Striking a balance between control and chance, Jay’s art undergoes colour and surface changes over the duration of the creative process. 

Artist Profile

The youngest artist to be managed by Chan + Hori Contemporary, Jay Ho graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore. His group exhibitions include Where the Sidewalk Ends at Chan + Hori Contemporary, Singapore (2020); Making Sense of A Tiger Attack at Studio Batur in Bandung, Indonesia (2020); Wind Chimes at Untitled Space in Shanghai (2019); Intersections by the Modern Art Society Singapore at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre in Singapore (2019) and Conversations on Lack and Excess at Gajah Gallery in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2018).


Jay Ho


Resin catalyst, putty and gloss paint, primer and ink


50 x 65.3 cm