BACKGROUND

Eric Chan a.k.a. EEPMON is Digital Artist, creative consultant, entrepreneur and an advocate for STEAM. His artistic process is shaped by chance and certainty, improvisation and script, affect and effect culminating into incredibly detailed visual compositions that cannot be replicated.

His clients include MARVEL, Canada Goose, Microsoft Xbox, Alpha Industries, and the Canada Science & Technology Museum. In 2018 he represented Canada on its first Creative Industries Trade Mission to China led by Canada’s Minister of Heritage.

EEPMON has been featured internationally including HYPEBEAST, GQ France, Complex, Canada Goose’s Greatness Is Out There, JAY-Z’s Life+Times, Computer Arts, and Applied Arts Magazines. Exhibitions include, Library and Archives Canada, Design Exchange Museum and HPGRP Gallery NYC.

A seasoned speaker, EEPMON has given talks worldwide at Adobe, IDEO, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), PechaKucha Tokyo, City University of Hong Kong, Guangzhou University, the Fung Group’s Shanghai Explorium, FITC, the Canada School of Public Service, the Canadian Museums Association and the iSchool Institute.

EEPMON has been an artist resident at The School of Visual Arts in New York City, The Banff Centre and the Applied Research and Innovation Centre at Algonquin College. Accolades include the Applied Arts 2018 for Illustration, Design Exchange Museum 2015 Emerging Designer, the 2015 Young Alumni Achievement Award at Carleton University and work acquired into the Canada Council Art Bank.

An industry leader, his creativity and entrepreneurism represents the ever-changing landscape of contemporary industry and empowers him to innovate, rebel and disrupt the status quo. His work has him travel between Canada, United States, China and Japan.

He sits on the Board for the Canadian Museums Association.

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ARTIST STATEMENT

I am an artist and designer working at the intersections of computer code and drawing. My creations bridge the gap between analog and digital worlds, tradition and modernity and the handmade with digital design.

The widespread adoption of the Internet has transformed world industries – art is no exception. With the exponential rise of technology we have witness creativity crossing at ever increasing speeds between industry and culture, private and public, analogue and digital, and everything in-between. Technology provides a new area for innovators and artists to experiment and develop new modes of creative expression.

As such, I am a resultant of a new type of artist – an artist of the Digital Age. The computer is an artistic tool, just like a paintbrush. Having developed my own computer program I integrate random algorithms into my work, generating dense graphic compositions that are each woven into a kind of ‘multiverse’ that is at once chaotic and orderly, dynamic and serene. My ability to find the balance between these extremes is the basis of my distinctive style.

I believe my body of work speaks to our contemporary digital society. I want to emphasize that my creations go beyond art making; it is a way of life. I find inspiration by diving head first into the unknown and the undiscovered corners. It is in those obscured places where I creatively flourish.




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  • 2016