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Peter Chan currently works and lives in Toronto, Canada.
Chan’s current work explores critical themes of East Asia inspired by his recent visits to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.
Through the autobiographical documentation of imagery around him, he distorts and recomposes imagery to form compositions that allow for new narratives and meaning.
This body of work documents and analyses themes of superstition, identity, popular culture, traditions, and gender ideologies. The artist uses a mix of contemporary figures to form new stories by re-introducing them with both historical and contemporary locations. Historical East Asian artifacts are also re-introduced as Western still-life paintings.