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PROFILES

Evan Chow

Private Portals

BY YSABELLE CHEUNG

Portrait of Evan Chow. Photo by Jessica Keung for ArtAsiaPacific.

When Evan Chow made a pilgrimage to his first Art Basel Hong Kong in 2013, his heart became set on a floor-to-ceiling canvas featuring pinhead-sized daubs of paint. He had been scrutinizing the work closely at the booth of a London-based gallery, marveling at its optical illusion. From up close, the marks appeared as nothing more than densely clustered, random applications, but from a foot or two away, these marks merged to form faces, bodies and…

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