SIM CHAN (B. 1987, HK)
Graduated from Hong Kong Art School, Major in Painting.
Depicting the local cityscape and the urban architecture, Sim Chan’s work expresses his observation and tactile sense of his city. Apart from this depiction, his irregular hand-crafted frame of the sky, his kite and his back-lit canvas paintings, all shows his desire to work beyond the usual format of painting as a medium. The experiments and study of different painting materials have become his recent subject of interest. No matter if it is about the limited sky or the paint and canvas, Sim’s work is a contemplation about himself and the context, documents his exploration between imagination and reality, perception and form.
Sim set up his studio in Fotan since 2007; He also participated in an artist-in-residence program in Beijing in 2009. He was selected as one of the nominees for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011 and the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2013, He was awarded “40under40” global creative talent by Perspective Magazine in 2013. In the same year, he was commissioned to create a public art installation at Hong Kong Arts Centre. He was selected by "Art ＠ Government Buildings 2013-14" to create a public art installation and paintings at Queen Elizabeth Stadium.He participated at the 15th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition "Stratagems in Architecture" in 2016.
He participated in various art exhibitions actively since 2007. Sim's work has been exhibited in different cities such as Hong Kong, Macau, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore, Tokyo, Thailand, Korea, London, Venice, Zurich and Melbourne.. Collectors of his art include APO's Public Art Collections, Hysan Place, Leo Gallery, Red Elation Gallery and private collections in Hong Kong and abroad.