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The Art Portfolio of Lek Chan

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Lek Chan is an illustrator and painter based in Taiwan. In addition to an illustration practice, Lek also produces work with other digital media, including games. The artist’s illustrative works frequently feature detailed human figures and faces, interrupted and interacting with abstract geometric planes.


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The first thing I notice about Lek’s works is that the artist paints digitally, yet the resulting works have a very textural, tactile sensibility about them. At first glance I would guess that these works were made in pencil crayon, pastel, or even acrylic paint, rather than digital media. It’s interesting to see how artwork forms in the intersection between traditional and digital -- Lek’s figures are very traditional, while the geometric interventions look more like something you’d expect to see in digital painting.

 

The level of detail in Lek’s illustrations reminds me of fellow artists like Soey Milk or Hannah Yata.


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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