Jay Forster is a practicing artist, curator and the Artistic Director of Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival & Magnetic Asia. Forster received a Masters of Sociology at Hong Kong University in 2015, and strives to bring a sociological perspective to both his arts practice and his curatorial approach.
As a painter and mixed-media artist, Forster has participated in numerous exhibitions in Hong Kong. These include the Evisu sponsored Cube Exhibition, Yumla’s Yumlart, the Andox Departure Exhibition, the 450 SQ.FT Exhibition, and Embassy’s Apero Yo Exhibition. Jay was also a finalist in the Cut&Paste design competition, creating ‘live’ designs to an audience. In 2012, Jay exhibited 15 large format oil paintings at Catflap, The Space. In 2014, Forster was selected as the artist and curator of Art Beat – an Absolute sponsored art meets music event. In 2015 Forster was a finalist in the Secret Walls series of live painting battles.