“Human Investigation” by James Chan
Artist: James Chan
To discover who we are as humans has probably never been an easy task and in the chaos that is modern society, where technology creates new ways of communication and interaction, there is potential for individual voices to be drowned out. I created my own words, which are based on English and Chinese characters, but are heavily altered or simplified. These barely recognizable letters sometimes fill the background within the world of the humanoid characters I drew.
Some are facing each other, as if engaged in conversation but their lips are sometimes closed and other characters are off by themselves, staring into space. This is all to show the increasing clutter, disorder and isolation in our modern world and that while means of communication have increased and many obstacles have been overcome, new, unforeseen obstacles arise.
Human Investigation | Opening: Sep.5, 2014 (Friday) 6-9pm
Exhibition Date: September 5th – October 22nd, 2014
Roux Roux Gallery (243 Smith Street (At douglass) Brooklyn, NY 11231)
Mon-Fri, 12pm – 6pm, weekends by appointment
2014. 9.5(Friday, 6-9pm)