Eric Chan @ Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore

Bondages od Desire

Malaysian artist Eric Chan has a new solo exhibition at Chan Hampe Galleries with a new series of work exploring the artist's personal relationship struggles. Anchoring the show is a large installation of one of his childhood toy, a rocking horse , pulled dozens of little taxidermied ducklings (a very Trojan horse image, though have no idea what the ducklings symbolize,  because Chan's own symbol is usually the rabbit! )

Pleasures of an Unnatural Nature

The Singapore-based artist continues to pursue his recognizable painting style, but his narrative is introspective as he explores his own sexuality and mortality. In the self-portrait Reflections of Truth, Chan's head is wrapped with his t-shit, camouflaging his identity as well as his deepest desire, explained more explicitly in Pleasure of an Unnatural Nature.

Reflections of Truth

Resistance of Fate

Traces of Resiliences

Of discretion and play