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Kristy M Chan’s (b. 1997) hologram-like work explores the notions of humour and displacement. Dense with information and odd depictions of her environment, Chan’s work reflects on her upbringing in Hong Kong and the experience of migration. It explores the act of locating the notion of “home” and its relationship with its cultural geographies. Chan describes these abstracted spaces as “stolen realities”, perhaps a parallax of reality through irrational conversion, and an intentional analysis of Chan’s identity and wit, diffracted by paint. Her work acts as a visual archive of mundanity where giddy interactions and internal jokes are reterritorialised in a new space, allowing new perspectives. These “stolen realities” also ponder on the notion of the presentness within minute events, encouraging an appreciative perspective towards the mundane. Chan is a London and Hong Kong-based painter and filmmaker. She has exhibited internationally across the UK, Europe and Asia, with representation in New York and Dubai. She has been invited to several residencies in Finland, the UK and Germany, and soon in Chile and Italy, enhancing her fascination with migration and displacement. She received a First-Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2019, and Masters in Contemporary Art at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 2020.

Kristy M Chan
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