Grey Projects


Paraphernalia by Jon Chan [2016]

[03.03.16 — 02.04.16]

Grey Projects is pleased to present Jon Chan's first solo exhibition, titled Paraphernalia. A painting teacher at LASALLE College of the Arts and in practice for more than a decade, Chan is, in this sense, overdue for the focus of a solo presentation.

Chan's new oil paintings explore the dimensions between unsolicited real-time performances and their mediation and circulation as images, attenuating any parallels between these two domains. The title Paraphernalia refers to the array of images found in online and print media circulation, and how this inundation is both secondary as well as necessary to our everyday experiences.

Chan paints in order to disorder everyday vicissitudes. His subjects range from banal to frightening encounters, some derived from found media images, others from orchestrated scenes.

Jon Chan (b. 1982) is a Singapore-based artist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in 2007, and a Masters of Fine Arts, from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Other than having numerous exhibitions showcasing his paintings, Chan is the winner of the Winston Oh Travel Award for the years 2003 and 2007. He is also the winner of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arts award of 2007.