Eric and Heather ChanSchatz | the artist
Born 1968 (both), Eric Chan: Tokyo; Heather Schatz: Dallas, Texas, Japan / USA.
Lives and works in New York, .
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
Like Haeckel, ChanSchatz work from an encyclopedic database of minutely differentiated forms. Crab-like clusters joined in tight rings hover next to starburst mandalas. Tiled mosaic borders abut spectral buds. Broad, oscilloscopic curves dance across the picture plane like errant lassos intent on reigning in the excess energy. Although a certain psychedelic profusion obtains, nowhere present is the lava lamps squeezed lozenges or the kaleidoscopes perfect symmetry.