Eric Chan

Tulips, 2014
Mixed Medium on Canvas, 120 x 150 cm

USD 7,800 – 11,200

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About the artwork

The work has a very painterly quality but a contemporary sensibility. Much of this can be attributed to the process the artist applies to making his work. Using his own photographs, Eric then processes them in the computer, by cropping the image or changing the colours and paints the composition that he has structured. “The images complete a full circle. After selecting the image, it goes through the camera, computer and then my head again.” says the artist. In this way, the work possesses an immediacy that traditional still life paintings lack. At the same time, a traditional respect for practice underpins Eric’s approach to painting. His signature blurred quality remind viewers continually of the brushstroke.

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, to the distinctive graphics of film negatives with tonal inversions. 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. 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. 

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