Adrian Chin
My current work explores the psychological aspect of stress, anxiety, and isolation. I have an interest in forms found in biology and draw inspiration from this in my images. I create forms that are twisting, ripping, and pulling, working with or against a structural support—an internal conflict. As I draw, the process becomes almost meditative, a reflection of my subconscious. These images are also an examination in aesthetics, simultaneously attractive and grotesque. Through these elements, I want to produce a palpable tension in the work.

Recently, I have been drawing from references of smoke and clouds. I am interested in the duality that exists between the beauty of the actual plume of smoke and the implications of its source.

With printmaking, I can create and combine marks that are not easily made with other media. The process of printmaking also lends itself to the meditative aspect of making my work.


Adrian Chin