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BACKGROUND

Eric Chan a.k.a. EEPMON is an internationally acclaimed Digital Artisan, creative consultant, entrepreneur and an advocate for STEAM. At these intersections, he has collaborated with industries spanning museums, education, fashion to video games and fine art.

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

EEPMON has been featured in 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 at IDEO, Rhode Island School of Design, PechaKucha Tokyo, City University of Hong Kong, Guangzhou University, Adobe, The Canadian Museums Association, Library and Archives Canada, iSchool Institute at University of Toronto, FITC and the Canada-China Cultural Delegation (Can4Culture) in Beijing.

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 entrepreneurism represents the ever-changing landscape of modern day society and is a direct result of the digital tools that empower EEPMON to challenge the status quo and create new innovative opportunities worldwide. 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