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Ten’s to See: Lydia Chan’s ‘Your Ship Has Landed’ at NOW Gallery









Lydia Chan Your Ship Has Landed © Charles Emerson 7

The world of fantasy artwork is a wild one and Lydia Chan certain is aware of how you can take the reigns and make it her personal. The Canadian multidisciplinary artist and set designer has been making waves since she graduated from Central Saint Martins a number of years again. Initially skilled as an inside designer earlier than transitioning to trend communication and promotion at CSM, her inventive evolution has caught the eyes of many, together with the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney and Gucci. Her time at Central Saint Martins opened her eyes as much as the good potentialities that London has to supply, all while difficult her as a artistic. “Central Saint Martins was a pleasant stepping stone to get into London and dive headfirst into the artistic power and scene of town. It was a spot that challenged the whole lot about my self-worth and id,” the artist says.

Now she unveils her newest exhibition set on the NOW Gallery in South East London. Since opening its doorways in 2014, the gallery has launched cutting-edge installations from probably the most thrilling and progressive names in trend, design and artwork. The area has beforehand hosted the likes of Nicholas Daley, Molly Goddard and Mowalola. Now it’s time for Chan to step into NOW and rework it into one thing that displays her personal distinctive inventive fashion and character.

Titled Your Ship Has Landed, the exhibition transforms the curving construction of the gallery right into a compelling futuristic fantasy world, coated in vivid colors, AR know-how and alienesque characters that may maintain you smiling from ear to ear. “Your Ship Has Landed, began as an extension of those large-scale beaded jewelry items I began making in 2016,” says Chan. “I’ve at all times been obsessive about aliens, monsters, cartoons, and sea creatures. I wished to take these items that I’ve been hiding away and use this chance to make it into an immersive efficiency area. I wished to create a universe the place folks can escape their common lives and have a fantastical expertise.”

The exhibition introduces a fun-filled international planet the place you may submerge your self in all issues Lydia Chan. Bridging the hole between digital and pure worlds, the exhibition invitations its company to view nature via a synthetic lens. Lined in monsters, colors and a lot extra, Chan’s work is as enjoyable because it will get. To make the expertise that significantly better, the artist has collaborated with digital artists Songyee Kim and Thibaut Evrard to create a transformative AR expertise activated by a easy faucet in your telephone.

“I’m actually grateful for the chance that I’ve to showcase a few of my concepts on the exhibition and I hope that it may well convey folks pleasure and pleasure in a time after they want it,” says Chan. “I hope that they will see science as one thing much less chilly and inflexible and see fantasy and imaginative alternatives of the unknown.”

Pictures by Charles Emerson. ‘Your Ship Has Landed’ is open till February 13 at NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Sq., London SE10 0SQ. 

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