Eric Chan

b. 1975

Malaysia

Eric Chan (b. 1975, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is a contemporary oil painter based in Singapore. Chan is best known for his hyper-realistic compositions of flora and fauna. His works are shaped by photographic aesthetics and camera effects, composed by subtle strokes and layered veils of colour, simulating photographs taken at a slow shutter speed.

Chan graduated in 1997 with Bachelor of Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, and in 2000 with Master of Fine Arts (Painting) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. He has actively exhibited in Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as in Hong Kong, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Chan has received awards from the Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards (2002) and the UOB Painting of the Year (2003) among others. He was the first artist to inaugurate the BMW Young Asian Artists series in collaboration with the Singapore Tyler Print Institute (2007). Chan’s works are in the collections of the Singapore Art Museum, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, and collections of local and international banks.