The Artist Room is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Kristy M Chan (b.1997, Hong Kong).
Kristy M Chan traverses figuration and abstraction to form energetic, intuitive and autobiographical compositions. Departing from surreal and dizzying junctures in contemporary life, Chan describes her works as ‘stolen realities’.
Predominately working with densely applied oil and oil stick, Chan’s paintings are a visual archive of intense personal interactions situated amongst the fleeting dynamism of the city. Living between Hong Kong – where she was raised – and London, Chan’s paintings incorporate subject matter from the perspective of an outsider, imaging the interplay of how her identity is informed by both Eastern and Western cultures.
As Chan has described, her painting process functions as an acute way to explore the ‘relationship between a displaced self and the search for a notion of home.’ The four paintings included in The Artist Room’s exhibition ask questions concerning how such environments form our sense of self.