Playing With & For The Community
I am best known by my initials of my birth name: K.C. I graduated from LaSalle College Of The Arts with a diploma (fine arts) in 2010. I was also a Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship Recipient in 2009. I am currently serving my national service and intended to further my studies upon completion.
2. How did art get into your life? What kind of artist are you?
I did not grow up in a creative family; both my parents worked corporate jobs. I began practicing and developing my work during my early teenage years. The fascination eventually became a passion, and vice versa. I feel I always had the intention to create and develop work though during my adolescence; I lacked the skills, finance and patience to conceptualize the intangible.
Title: Honey Coated Jesus And Mary Chain
Medium: Mixed Media
3 .Who or what is your inspiration?
Numerous artist, designers and musicians whom share the same fascinations and affinities inspire me. Though the influences are not necessarily only aesthetic references, but shared beliefs and ideas. Several favorites off the top of my head would be: Chuck Palahniuk novels,Kurt Cobain’s journal entries, HR Giger’s airbrush paintings, Guy Aitchison’s biomechanical tattoos, Trent Reznor’s musical compositions andDazed And Confused magazine layouts. Also, deep existentialist conversations with friends (real and imaginary) always stimulate my contemplations.
4. How do you see your place in the arts and what are your main aims and hopes for yourself as an artist in the arts scene?
I aspire to be true to maintain being true to my practice and myself. I would also hope to be an influence to other artist: a catalyst but not the driving force.
Yes, definitely. I strongly feel ones practice is representative of ones ideologies, beliefs, thoughts and actions. I believe art and life work hand in hand. To the point the lines begin to blur.
Medium: Mixed Media
~ To view more of KC Gan’s artwork: http://www.contemporaryart.sg/archives/kc-gan