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CarMan Chan
People living in modern city always think that new stuff are better and more valuable than the old ones, thus changing is a normal living style and practice for many Hong Kong people. We throw away stuffs even though they are still usable, serviceable, and memorable, just because we think that they are obsolete and redundant. My works reflect the traditional and valuable lifestyle, environment and culture of Hong Kong, such as typhoon shelters, wet markets, hawkers, and scavengers etc. They portray different people, occupations, and places that embody the essence of the local culture and history. The composition may be modest and ordinary, but alluding to a tinge of nostalgia for the bygone society of old Hong Kong. They also carry my view and silent reaction to the relentless modernization of the metropolis. By Carman Chan
I Am The Central Academy Of Fine Art Model by Zhao Gang
Abandon and the Abandoned
153 x 92cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2009
I Am The Central Academy Of Fine Art Model by Zhao Gang
Typhoon Shelter
92x122cm, 92x122cm, 92x122cm
Acrylic on canvas
I Am The Central Academy Of Fine Art Model by Zhao Gang
Working on the Fish Boat
92 x 61cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2004

1999 - 2002
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (with Distinction)RMIT University, Australia

1982 - 1984
Higher Diploma in Design (Visual Communication) Hong Kong Polytechnic

1980 - 1982
Diploma in Design Hong Kong Polytechnic


'City · Art · Dialogue' Hong Kong Design Institute

Young Chinese Contemporary Artists,Red Bull Hangar-7 GmbH & CoKG, Hanart TZ Gallery

'Memories of the Old Days' Art Promotion Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Art in Hospital, Hong Kong

'Landscape of the Mind' Grotto Fine Art Ltd., Hong Kong

'50 Up' RMIT University Graduation Exhibition, Hong Kong Art Centre
'The Voice of 18 Emerging Artists', Loft 21, Hong Kong
'Ceramics Plus Paintings', Artland Gallery, Hong Kong

'Creative Showcase' The Arts School, Hong Kong Art Centre
'A Hunger for Adventure
The Manifesto of Seven Artists', Artland Gallery,Hong Kong

1999-'Four Stylists Exhibition' Artland Gallery, Hong Kong