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Eric Chang

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photography, performance

Artist Statement - Bio

I work in the subliminal space between the cinematic and the photographic. My art, whether cinema or photography, explores extreme opposites and strives to merge them into a single, cohesive expression. The works are beautifully bizarre, often evoking a sense of insecurity and danger in the observer. It's the ambivalence, mystery and intensity inherent in the works that generates an unsettling energy that I find beautiful and challenging. I strive to create images that simultaneously represent loneliness, solitude, harmony, dissonance.

I see myself as a visual storyteller. I find a rupture in the story and freeze the unfinished storyline, distorting visual concept to create works that are intense, dramatic and mysterious.

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Eric Chang is a photographer and film director. The son of a sculptor and a ceramic designer, he spent his early years in his parent's workshop writing poetry, sketching with charcoals, and sculpting gypsum. As a young boy, Eric had a passion for music and learned classical piano when he was five years old. He later became a concert pianist when he was only ten and made his first recording at the age of twelve.

His film, AEXIS, won the American Society of Cinematographers 2012 Andrew Laszlo Award. At 22, he is the youngest finalist and nominee of the Discovery of the Year Award, which was presented at the 10th Annual Lucie Awards held at the Beverly Hilton on October 8, 2012. Towards the end of 2012, his work series "ARLENE" became Elton John's and David Furnish's photography collection.

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