Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Soliloquy: Time Lapse Painting of Intoxicated by Peter Chan

Here is a time lapse video of one of the many paintings 'Intoxicated' for my upcoming show 'Soliloquy' at Copro Gallery on June 22nd, 2013.

30'' x 42''
Oils on Canvas

Am I who I thought I'd be?

Top 40 blares out the radio unheard, you're stuck in traffic on the 405 but it doesn't matter. Luke-warm water pelts your face, suds wash out of your eyes. It stings a bit. Earbuds dangle as you breathe in overgrown grass on your morning jog. Everything tunes out like TV static and you think. You're experiencing a freeze frame moment, an involuntary clarity of thought.

This happens for me when I'm alone in the studio. The clock tells me it's midnight again. My work is spread out around me as if I were playing a giant hand of poker against myself, the painted cabbages their own suit of cards. My mind ticks along with slower beats from the Beach Boys, a new addition to the playlist rotation. I loosely bleed cobalt violet onto my painting with a pallet knife -- I've never done this before. Time stops. A wave of realization hits me. The toxic emotions I began my painting with are gone, replaced with the excitement of the ending chapter. I open the window to air out the oily fumes.

We've all experienced broken fragments of time where we reach inside ourselves and find a little cabbage -- perhaps two, or even three sometimes. They're incredibly dense, filled with dark matter found between the stars, seemingly insurmountable. As long as we take it layer by layer, we can handle it. Before time resumes, we're patched to v2.0.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Kanye West for Rolling Stone!

Kanye West for Rolling Stone. Look for it this week! I gotta say that I really enjoyed working on this one! I wanted to keep things loose and painterly and more expressive. Thank you Mark at RS for letting me explore!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Upcoming Solo Exhibition in Los Angeles by Peter Chan

Hi everyone!

Its been a while since I've posted.
In the last few months, I have been working on both conceptualizing and drawing/painting a new body of work.

On June 22, Copro Gallery and I will present a new body of work titled 'Soliloquy'. This will mark my first solo exhibition in the United States. It's going to be a fun reception, hope you can make it out if you are in the Los Angeles area!

Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave
Unit T5, Santa Monica, CA

Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 22, 8:00 - 11:30 pm

Show on view to Saturday July 13th

Web preview & Press Release:
Coming Soon