Eric Chan a.k.a. eepmon, is a Digital Artisan intersecting computer code and drawing. His multidisciplinary creations combine the handmade with digital design.
eepmon saw how the Internet transformed world industries, with art as no exception, and with this he was inspired to become an artist of the Digital Age. "Technology provides a new area for innovators and artists to experiment and develop new modes of creative expression." He sees the computer as an artistic tool, just like the paintbrush, and set out to generate dense, dynamic and beautiful digital graphic compositions that attracted clients like Marvel, Canada Goose, Microsoft Xbox, and more.
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.
He has been accepted into artist residencies at 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.
A former design professor, eepmon is currently a Digital Artist Resident at the Algonquin College Applied Research and Innovation Centre in Ottawa, Canada.
To find out more about our speaker, please visit his website at http://eepmon.com
Abstract for Session 2 - Creativity, innovation and LAM collections