Jeffrey Wandly (b. 1964, Singapore) is a renowned artist known for his paintings that capture the essence of heritage landmarks and historical places. He works in ink and acrylic on canvas, using intuitive and fluid strokes to create a distinctive style that is evocative of the disappearing visual heritage. Jeffrey has exhibited in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Korea and Vietnam, with his works in the collections of government ministries, organisations and private individuals.
Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Master of Project Management from Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Jeffrey is a project management professional and associate member of the Singapore Institute of Architects. He is the co-founder of Maya Gallery with his wife, Masturah, has mentored young artists, and been invited to give art talks at various events.
He is a recipient of the Anugerah MENDAKI (MENDAKI Excellence Award), for being the top Malay student at tertiary level, and the Architecture Angullia Scholarship. He also won the Merit Award at the Singapore Tourism Board’s Saces Sculptor Competition in 1980; Third prize (Seniors) at the Takashimaya National Student Painting Competition in 1992; and Best of Show Award at SeniKita by Kamal Arts Gallery in Wisma Geylang Serai in 2020.
I love everything about a building, from conception to construction, each nut and bolt; how every part is made, I have touched every single piece of material and smelt the dirt at construction sites. When I work it’s a spontaneity where I let gravity and a natural order flow.
In my Imperfection Series, I capture the hands of Malay artist and master potter Iskandar Jalil at work in his studio. It is inspired by Pak Iskandar's values of discipline, endurance and taking "no short cuts" in the pursuit of artistic excellence. The series is a tribute to the respected educator's philosophy of allowing imperfections as part of one's artistic journey.
In Time and Space, I continue my interest in portraying iconic heritage landmarks, in appreciation of our (lost) visual heritage.