| Biography | Artist's Statement | Inventory Catalogue | Artists Represented | Pauline Chan
So Yee


Education:

2001 - 2003
The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) Bachelor of Art (Fine Art)


Inventory Catalogue

Solo Exhibitions:

2008

“Naked Eyes”, Art Beatus, Central, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2011
"Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2010
"PLS - Joint Exhibition of Printmaking", featuring Pauline Chan, Liz Lau, Simon Lau, Art Beatus, Hong Kong
2010 "The Fair Continues", Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Art Beatus, Hong Kong

Art HK 2010, Art Beatus, Hong Kong
2008

“ReForm”, Fringe Club, Central, Hong Kong

2007 "The Preview of West Kowloon Exhibition Venue" C&G Artpartment, Mongkok, Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Contemporary Art Fair 2007, HK Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

“Eggstravaganza” Time Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Art Walk 2007, Art Beatus, Central, Hong Kong

“Industry and Silence”, Goethe-Institute, Hong Kong
2006
Shanghai Art Fair 2006, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China

Para Site Art Mate, Pacific Place III, Hong Kong

“L.E.A.P.” --- Kwun Tong Open Studios, Shing Win Industrial Building, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
2005
Tokyo Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan

“Collect(ive) Imagery”, Art Beatus, Central Hong Kong
2004

“The Reappearance of Greenland” – Greenland Art Studio Opening,     Greenland Art Studio, Kwun Tong Hong Kong


“Backpacker” ( Art Strategy & City Development ), Long Hu, Jiang Bei, Chongqing, presented by Haus-M-Commune ( Chongqing ) & Artist  Commune ( Hong Kong )
2003
“Parallel Links”, Graduate Exhibition, First Site – RMIT Union Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

“ODD”, First Site – RMIT Union Gallery, RMIT Faculty Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Linden Postcard Design, Linden – St. Kilda Centre for Contemporary Art,   Australia
2002 - 2003
SIEMENS Fine Art Scholarship Exhibition, (2002.11-2002.12) RMIT Project Space & Spare Room Faculty of Art Design and Communication Gallery, (2003.01-2003.06) SIEMENS  Headquarter - Melbourne
Competitions and Achievements in Art:
2002
SIEMENS Fine Art - Travel Scholarship, The RMIT University, SIEMENS
2001
New Vision: The Beauty of Miniature Prints in Hong Kong - New Vision Awards, Hong Kong Visual Arts Festival 2001 presented by The Leisure and   Cultural Services Department the Confederation of Hong Kong, Visual Artists Organized by the Art Promotion Office and the HKVAF 2001 Committee
2000
South China Morning Post Student Visual Artist of the Year Awards 1999 - The Winner, South China Morning Post
Collections:

Annie Wong Art Foundation

Private Collections


Artist's Statement

Machine is made up of steel and metal and our human body is made up of flesh and bones. Both can be powerful, but on the other hand, can be very dangerous too.

Machine bears many similarities to a human body. The anatomy of a human body is very much like the details of a machine such as a motorcycle or a fighter aircraft. They operate the same way too. When the engine starts, it also means the beginning of the journey of life.

The mechanics of communication play an important role in our daily life. When we engage in a conflict with another person, the dynamic from both sides can be comparable to the force of a vehicular collision. Too powerful, we will end up with serious damages.

--- Pauline Chan

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Can our eyes really tell us the truth?

How we observe a person may often be superficial, not knowing the full picture nor what really is behind the facade.

We tend to use our past experiences as the frames of reference, passing judgments on what meet our eyes.

Are these the realities?

Around us, people often keep a watchful eye on how we look and how we perform.  In Naked Eyes, I use plastic fabrics and wires to sew up numerous eye-balls and hang them together, keeping these eyes all over us, looking down on us and peeping into our lives.

With these eyes zeroing in on us all the time, there is a sense of helplessness growing within us.  It is something that we can do nothing about, but does it really matter anyway?

--- Pauline Chan So Yee
May, 2008

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The human skin as parts of our body reflects our inner physical situation. And the sensation on the skin is immediate and sharp. Through our skin we can recognize which get hurt in pain immediately.
 
Skin is like a personal journal.  It is one of the things through which we experience everyday life.

Texture of plastic fabric which look-alike of human skin. The use of skin-like colour and the white colour of plastic fabrics create the fragment of our body. The distortion and reconstruction of the body fragment shown as a personal journal of my own experience.




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