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 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 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.
1987出生於香港, 畢業於香港藝術學院, 主修繪畫。
自2007年起於火炭設置工作室, 於2009年到北京作駐地藝術家並進行創作。陳氏於2011年及2013年入選傑出亞洲藝術獎, 2013年入選透視雜誌40 under 40獎, 同年被邀於香港藝術中心制作公共藝術裝置作品。2014年入選「藝聚政府大樓2013-14」於伊利沙伯體育館制作大型公共藝術裝置及繪畫作品。2016年參與第十五屆威尼斯國際建築雙年展－香港展覽《建築兵法》。
自2007年起參與多個藝術展覽, 其作品曾於香港、澳門、北京、上海、台北、新加坡、東京、泰國、墨爾本等地方展出, 其作品為香港及海外私人收藏。作品為藝術推廣辦事處公共藝術藏品、希慎廣場、獅語畫廊、紅彩畫廊及私人收藏。