Eric Chan

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About The Artist

Eric Chan (born 28 March 1975 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is one of Southeast Asia's notable contemporary painters. He is currently based in Singapore. A Masters of Fine Art (Painting) graduate of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore, Chan has carved out a reputation for reinvigorating interest in painting as a resonant contemporary media. His paintings are shaped by photographic and camera effects and aesthetics — from the blurring or smearing of paintings (simulating photographic images taken with slow shutter speed) to the distinctive graphics of film negatives with tonal inversions. 

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His most recent works exude a high level of self-awareness and honesty and investigate questions of the body, beauty, narcissism, insecurity, self-indulgence and self-pleasure. He is also in the midst of making his debut short film in collaboration with Australian/ Singaporean filmmaker Selena Tan of Paco Pictures. 

He has actively exhibited in Singapore and overseas including UK, Hong Kong, UAE, Australia, Malaysia, Phillipines and Indonesia. In addition, he has also enjoyed recognition for his work receiving amongst others, the Jurors' Choice at the Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards (2002) and the Highly Commended accolade at the 2003 UOB Painting of the Year Competition. Chan was the first artist to inaugurate the BMW Young Asian Artists series in collaboration with the Singapore Tyler Print Institute in 2007. His works are collected by the Singapore Art Museum and in corporate and public collections such as the CapitaLand Collection, UOB Art Collection, UBS Art Collection, OCBC Art Collection and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore. Most recently, his work was also acquired by The Burger Collection. The Burger Collection is listed as one of the "Top 200 Collections" by the highly respected art magazine Art in America; the German art magazine Monopol rates it as one of the 100 most influential collections in the world. In 2013, he was very proud to have had his installation artwork showcased at ART13 London. Chan's work has also been auctioned by Christie's, Sotheby's and Larasati auction houses.



Balik Kampung|Homecoming
White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

Wanted: Possession and Rejection 
ChanHampe Galleries, Singapore 
Paintings by Eric Chan
Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, London, UK

The Romantics of Betrayal
ION Art Gallery, ION Orchard, Singapore

Submissions to Beauty – Paintings by Eric Chan 
Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong 

Fine Displacement – Paintings by Eric Chan, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong 

Another Place, Another Time, The Substation Gallery, Singapore

Paintings by Eric Chan, Drawing Room, Phillipines 

Indulge - Paintings by Eric Chan, Gajah Gallery, Singapore

From Here To After, Paintings by Eric Chan, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE

Tempted - Paintings by Eric Chan, Taksu Jakarta, Indonesia

Fine Objections - Paintings by Eric Chan, Taksu Singapore, Singapore 

Out - Sight - Paintings by Eric Chan, Bark Modern Art, Hong Kong

New Paintings by Eric Chan, Valentine Willie Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In Between Odds - New Works by Eric Chan, The Substation Gallery, Singapore

Eric Chan - Solo Exhibition
Valentine Willie Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Gallery - Siemens Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Flaunting - Paintings by Eric Chan, Art Forum Gallery, Singapore 

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