A Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art, First Class Honours) graduate of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Singaporean David Chan, 42 is a full-time artist who held his first solo exhibition – Genetic Wonderland – 2004 at age 25, to much critical and public acclaim. In that year, he was also winner of the 23rd UOB. Painting of the Year – Representational Medium Category Award.
Showcasing his mastery of classical fine painting and sculpturing techniques matched with a thoughtful palette of juxtaposing warm and cold colours, each art piece highlights David’s uncanny talent for conveying depth through creating layers and textures. Working with oil on linen, David paints in a realistic style and often used subjects such as animals, humans and hybrids. At first glance, the works seem comical and bewildering, but upon closer observation, the initial impression gives way to the artist’s reality and his take on social issues such as popular culture and ethical dilemma, as well as human behaviour in our current times.
Nevertheless, while David’s works are cynical social commentary, they are hardly confrontational or aggressive in their messages and one gets a sense that his cynicism is peppered with plenty of irony and humour, much like life itself. In more recent exhibitions he has further expanded his artistic vocabulary by including sculptures. These life-liked 3-dimensional works further explore his concepts and ideas creating an even closer bridge between the viewer and the artwork.
David also participated in the Singapore 2016/2017 Biennale, with an gigantic installation in front of the National Art Museum, titled The Great East Indiaman.
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Coupling, Mono White PaleSilkscreen and dual emboss on Rives BFK (50 x 38 cm) (2014)
Coupling, Mono RedSilkscreen and dual emboss on Rives BFK (50 x 38 cm) (2014)
Coupling, Mono GreenSilkscreen and dual emboss on Rives BFK (50 x 38 cm) (2014)
Coupling, Mono BrownSilkscreen and dual emboss on Rives BFK (50 x 38 cm) (2014)
Coupling, Mono White BlueSilkscreen and dual emboss on Rives BFK (50 x 38 cm) (2014)
CouplingSilkscreen and dual emboss on Rives BFK (2 of 5) (50 x 38 cm) (2014)