Eric Chan a.k.a. eepmon, is a Digital Artisan intersecting computer code and drawing. His multidisciplinary creations combine the handmade with digital design.
Exhibitions include the Library and Archives Canada, Design Exchange Museum, TEDx Toronto, HPGRP Gallery NYC, and the Ottawa Art Gallery. Press features include GQ Magazine France, Highsnobiety, Selectism, JAY-Z’s Life+Times, Computer Arts, and Applied Arts.
eepmon has spoken internationally including IDEO New York, PechaKucha Tokyo, City University of Hong Kong, and FITC Toronto.
Artist residencies include The School of Visual Arts in New York City and the Banff Centre. Accolades include the 2015 Design Exchange Museum Emerging Designer Cosentino People’s Choice and the Young Alumni Achievement Award at Carleton University. His work has been acquisition into the Canada Council Art Bank.
Currently eepmon is a Digital Artist in Residence at the Algonquin College Applied Research and Innovation Centre.
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 the art world 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.