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Andrew Chan
updated: 03/17/2014
website: andrewchanart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Golden Boy
Super Chan
Debeers
On On
Hiptopia
Bud
Bill Burg
Hell Bent
MIllenial Wrecks
white castle
Magna carta
Chan O War
KIlling Me Softie
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  political, narrative, architecture, psychological
 
 
Golden Boy by Andrew Chan
Golden Boy
Silkscreen on paper
2013
22 " x  15 " 
Super Chan by Andrew Chan
Super Chan
acrylic on canvas
2014
24" x  30" 
Debeers by Andrew Chan
Debeers
acrylic on canvas
2014
24" x  24" 
On On by Andrew Chan
On On
acrylic on canvas
2014
24" x  24" 
Hiptopia by Andrew Chan
Hiptopia
acrylic and pencil on canvas paper
2013
18 " x  24 " 
Bud by Andrew Chan
Bud
Silkscreen on paper
2014
22" x  15" 
Bill Burg by Andrew Chan
Bill Burg
silkscreen and watercolor
2014
22" x  15" 
Hell Bent by Andrew Chan
Hell Bent
silkscreen and watercolor
2013
15" x  22" 
MIllenial Wrecks by Andrew Chan
MIllenial Wrecks
silkscreen and watercolor
2013
22" x  15" 
white castle by Andrew Chan
white castle
ink and watercolor
2011
12 " x  18 " 
Magna carta by Andrew Chan
Magna carta
papier mache and aluminum wire
2011
91 " x  60 "  x 88 " 
Chan O War by Andrew Chan
Chan O War
Paper mache
2005-2008
40 " x  28 "  x 168 " 
KIlling Me Softie by Andrew Chan
KIlling Me Softie
paper mache
2008-2009
26" x  18"  x 32" 

Artist Statement

My current work riffs on various character types juxtaposing self-portraiture landscape and still life painting. In “SuperChan” a super hero is depicted embedded into his couch seemingly after a long day at the office. Golden Boy reveals the cross-section of a head that is both technical drawing and self-help chart revealing a collection of neuroses competing for equal time reacting to some off screen camera cue. In “Hip-topia” the reverse is true and the figures are all outward appearances and on display becoming giant bloated caricatures of themselves with tattoos porn-star like moustaches while multi-tasking with beer, lattes and must have portable devices.

Using a frenetic web of lines along with diluted watery paints my work depicts scenes with a cast of recurring characters drawn from child hood memories and consumer pop culture. In these works human endeavors are swallowed up by the effluence of daily existence as strange uncanny beings loom and merge in and around their surroundings. Whether painted drawn or sculpted these representations are usually set in some form of recognizable urban landscape where the viewer is plunged voyeuristically mid-scene and asked to fill in the blanks.

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

ANDREW CHAN (www.AndrewChanArt.com)

Australian artist Andrew Chan has a B.A. in Architecture from RMIT in Melbourne and an M.A. in art from NYU. Based in New York since 1999, he has received grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and his work been featured in TIME, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and on CNN. In 2011 his work can be seen at the Bronx Museum as part of Aim 30 and at Randall’s Island where he has installed a 15foot high sculpture on the grounds. His essay on TV cooking shows as pornography is included in The Gastronomica Reader (University of California Press, Feb. 2010) and was presented at the College Arts Association conference in Chicago and at the Gourmet Voice conference in Cannes.