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Sim Chan

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1sim_chan

Birthplace
Hong Kong

Birth year
1987

Lives in
Hong Kong

Works in
Hong Kong

Website

Representing galleries
Red Elation Gallery 紅彩畫廊

Tags
exhibition/performance, modern, landscape, conceptual, performance, video-art, installation, mixed-media, sculpture, simcity Simsky simkite simchan

Statement

SimSky Series

 

The series of “SimSky” is a collection which wants to express a concept of boundary; also this is a live experience of living in a city.
The inspiration comes from the aerial view of the sky in the city. Sim has transformed this into sharps, symbolic means and signs, and put these together through the traditional handmade wooden frame, in order to show different types of variety in a human’s life.


Humans have always attempted to apply mathematical logic to quantify the structure of material and immaterial substance with units of measurement. The desire to transpose limits within the infinite world and at the same time, seek limitless within these defined limitations still remains ambiguous.

 

When Chinese character “空” [Kōng] is used as a unit, what structure would it quantify? What material/immaterial substance would it evaluate?

 

“空” could be sky;
“空” could be air;
“空” could be space;
“空” could be free;
“空” could be symptoms;
“空” could be nothing at all?

 

Since ancient times, cities have been developed to improve the quality of lives. In modern phenomenon, the lives of humanity have been compromised by the development of cities as it continues to destroy the natural environment. Building of cities might be one of man’s greatest achievements; ironically, this achievement is detrimental to many co-existing in the world.

 

This collection is a symbol of a modern life in the society, but it has also represented how the society changes the nature. Sim thinks that the process is the key spot of making this collection.

From shaping the outlines and calculating the angels of the frames, turning these into some real wooden frames with canvas, painting the views on them, this process is one of the elements in the creation. So Sim has used photographs and videos to record the whole making process. These records have been showing how Sim is using the mathematic methods to create the angles which are full of accuracy and complexity, chopping the sky views into some weird pieces. All of these have become a measureable sky view, which is the concept of “空” [Kōng] .

 

At last, Sim used ” cm² “ to show the size of the art works, this is not just about the actual size only, but also showing the boundary of every object which existed in our daily lives. These are something that we cannot see through the eyes.

 

 

 

SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS:


2013

“Crafting Sky” - Group Exhibition of Sim Chan & Stanley Siu
 100 ft. PARK, Hong Kong

2012

“Viewfinder - Solo Exhibition by Sim CHAN”
Red Elation Gallery, Hong Kong

"SimSky: Sim Chan Solo Exhibition"
Leo Gallery, Shanghai

"Inside Out" - Dual Exhibition of Sim Chan and Vaan Ip
Fabrik Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

2011
 
"[KŌNG] ² - Sim Chan Solo Exhibition" 
New Gallery on Old Bailey, Central, Hong Kong

2010

"Here, there, where? - Dual Exhibition of Sim Chan, Sun Yu" 
FQProject Gallery, Shanghai


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2013

ENVIRON(S): Cityscape By Sim Chan, Teppei Miyake and Tai Han-Hong Red Elation Gallery, Hong Kong

"Evolution" - Group Exhibition
K11, Hong Kong

"SimKites" HKAC_ Hong Kong Public Art
Jockey Club Atrium of Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

"Young Talent Hong Kong - Affordable Art Fair 2013"
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

"AHAF HK 2013"
Mandarin Oriental, Central, Hong Kong

"Selected works by Gallery Artists"
Red Elation Gallery, Hong Kong

"Fotanian OpenStudios 2013"
Fo Tan, Hong Kong (Red Elation Studio X Sim Chan)

2012

“Art Taipei 2012”
Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1, Taipei (Presented by Red Elation Gallery, New Gallery on Old Bailey)

“Asia Contemporary Art Show 2012”
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Presented by Red Elation Gallery, Fabrik Contemporary Art)

"CONNECT - Hong Kong Contemporary Art Exhibition and Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Auction" 
"Fine Art Asia 2012"
Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

“FABULOUS ROMANTIC” - The Art of City Life in the eyes of 13 Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan artists 
SIGNATURE Fine Arts ,Beijing

"《JET》 十年一刻創作展“
Ocean Terminal Main Concourse, Harbour City Hong Kong
 
"HONG KONG AUGUST - In the Mood for Art"
SIGNATURE Fine Arts ,Beijing

"Art Melbourne 2012"
Royal exhibition Building, Carlton, Australia (Presented by FQProject Gallery)

Hong Kong Contemporary”
The Park Lane Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Presented by Red Elation Gallery, Fabrik Contemporary Art)

"HONG KONG inVISIBLE - Contemporary Art Exhibition by Hong Kong Artists"
Schoeni Art Gallery, Central, Hong Kong

" Small is Beautiful Vol.3 "
Leo Gallery, Shanghai

"Hong Kong Art Walk 2012"

"AHAF HK 2012"
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong (Presented by Fabrik Contemporary Art)

“1st Hong Kong Oil Painting Competition 2012"
Central Library, Hong Kong

"The Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011 Finalists Exhibition"
Level 3 Main Foyer, The Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong
Pearl Lam’s gallery, Shanghai

"Fotanian OpenStudios 2012"
Fo Tan, Hong Kong (Red Elation Studio X Sim Chan)

2011

"VISION" Hong Kong Contemporary Art Exhibition & Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Auction
"Fine Art Asia 2011" 
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

"Selected works by Gallery Artists" 
Red Elation Gallery, Hong Kong

"ART FAIR TOKYO 2011" 
Tokyo International Forum, Japan (Presented by Red Elation Gallery)

"Fotanian OpenStudios 2011"
Fo Tan, Hong Kong (Kiss on Fire studio , Sim Chan & Vaan Ip x Red Elation Gallery)

2010

"Chinese 20th Century and Contemporary Art Autumn Auction 2010"
Beijing (Presented by FQ Project Gallery)

"ShContemporary 2010"
Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai (Presented by FQ Project Gallery)

"3 IN 1- An exhibition by Pabro " 
Red Elation Gallery, Hong Kong

"Fotanian OpenStudios 2010"
Fo Tan, Hong Kong (Kiss on Fire studio)

2009

"1st Hong Kong Contemporary Arts Honors Show & Charity Auction 2009"
Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong

"Invitational Exhibition for HK Young Artist"
Wan Fung Gallery, Hong Kong

"The moon gazed at you - You gaze at it too"
White @ rcade, Hong Kong

"FEEL IN THE BLANK, Hong Kong Art School Graduation Exhibition"
Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong

"Fotan Artist Open Studios 2009"
Fo Tan, Hong Kong (Kiss on Fire studio)

2008

"2008 GATHER Exhibition"
A&M Art Workshop, JCCAC, Hong Kong

"Trail Of Time Exhibition"
La Lanta Fine Art Gallery, Bangkok

"Childhood Memories Exhibition"
A Gallery, Central, Hong Kong

"Fotan Artist Open Studios 2008"
Fo Tan, Hong Kong (LogBook Studio)

2007

"Small d design Exhibition of JIUU"
XNHUA Book City, Hong Kong

"Small d design Exhibition of JIUU"
A Link Gallery, Hong Kong


AWARD:

2013
Perspective 40 under 40 Awards 2013 
Perspective Magazine

2012
Merit Award, 1st Hong Kong Oil Painting Competition 2012
Hong Kong Oil Painting Research Society

2011
Selected Finalist of Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011
The Sovereign Asian Art Foundation

2009
[Starlight Hong Kong] Outstanding Artist Grand Award
1st HK Contemporary Arts Honor

2008
Best Artwork Award in Painting
Hong Kong Art School

 

 

 

Recent Exhibits

Sim Chan participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2013 ENVIRON(S): Cityscape
Red Elation Gallery
 
Jun, 2013 Evolution
K11 at The Masterpiece
 
Jan, 2013 Selected Works by Gallery Artists
Red Elation Gallery
 
Nov, 2012 Viewfinder
Red Elation Gallery
 
May, 2012 HONG KONG inVISIBLE Contemporary Art Exhibition by Hong Kong Artists
Schoeni on Old Bailey Street
 
Nov, 2009 Invitational Exhibition for Young Hong Kong Artists
Hong Kong Wan Fung Art Gallery
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Sim Chan

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