Igor Chan (b. 1998, Hong Kong) produces constructions of tertiary reality, analysing boundaries between the rational and emotional. Chan’s works initially appear derived from logical observation, accurately capturing the mundane motifs of urban life. Yet, this illusion of distant examination quickly dissolves: the artist reveals his hand by toying with blank space and opacity, also poignantly commenting on the filters and omissions of contemporary media. Chan further reveals traces of human agency in his subject matter: the dull objects he depicts act as deposits of tension, storing struggles of the personal, collective, and environmental. These simple symbols take on even sharper meaning during times of social unrest, bottling omnipresent feelings of nostalgia and camaraderie. Testing the illusions of objectivity and reality, Chan captures the ritualistic and binding, establishing spaces for interrogation and reflection.
BFA, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2016-2020
2022, Light Up, Soho House, Hong Kong (Group)
2021, Landscape Project Hong Kong 0.3, Hong Kong (Group)
2021, PANGEA: Mantle Convection, ACO Art Space, Hong Kong (Group)
2021, Light Up, The Catalyst, Hong Kong (Group)
2021, IPSENG Open Studio, Hong Kong (Group)
2020, Fresh Trend 2020 Art Graduates Joint Exhibition, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong (Group)
2019, Night Night, Igor Chan, CUHK, Hong Kong (Solo)
2019, Killing Me Softly, The Art of CUHK Undergraduate Exhibition, CUHK, Hong Kong (Group)
2019, Sayonara, Our Last Savanna, The Art of CUHK Undergraduate Exhibition, CUHK, Hong Kong (Group)
2018, Wild Art Festival, FAAS Spaceless, CUHK, Hong Kong (Group)
2018, Not My Life Project, The Art of CUHK Undergraduate Exhibition, CUHK, Hong Kong (Group)
2017, The Room, The Art of CUHK Undergraduate Exhibition, CUHK (Group)
2017, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, CUHK Freshmen Exhibition, CUHK (Group)
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