Australian artist and designer Chris Chun has an appetite for great food, travel, and adventure. He is currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand and his work celebrates the ‘joy of life’!
Star Sign: Gemini
Savoury or Sweet: Depends on the time of day and the mood I’m in but generally savoury.
Drink of Choice: Vintage Champagne
Favourite Colour: Green, of course!
Medium: Mixed Media – I get bored working with the same thing
Inspirations: Antique Textiles, Ceramics, Travel, Family, Food, Bollywood Movies.
Which 5 words best describe you? Fun, Adventurous, Insightful, Creative and Optimistic
What are your favourite destinations? I love Italy – I feel like it’s my 2nd home ever since I lived in Rome.
What’s your proudest achievement? Being able to do what I love to do everyday.
What’s the best lesson you’ve ever learnt? My personal motto is ‘Fortune favours the bold’. Never be scared to try something new or be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
Dream you’d still like to fulfil: I would love to be able to design my own hotel from the interiors to restaurant and spa etc…………..is there anyone listening?
“My art is just about making people smile! There’s no esoteric meaning in my work. I am not trying to make any political statements or challenge people to wondering what the meaning is about” says Chris.
“Whether it reminds me of their childhood or appreciating the natural beauty around them, my paintings are about making people pause, smile and really appreciate life!”
Chris also believes in giving back to the community wherever possible. “I have always had this dream of creating beautiful, distinctive products which are not only ethically-made but which also give back to the global community. Being able to look after yourself and at the same time giving somebody else the gift of sight fulfils the Chinese blessing of double happiness”
Chris has created a range of limited edition silk satin eye pillows. Filled with Australian grown Lavender & Flaxseed, this special eye pillow has been created to relax, inspire, heal, soothe and rejuvenate the soul! 20% of all profits made from each eye pillow will be donated to The Fred Hollows Foundation.
2004 Finalist – FLEURIEU PENINSULA BIENNALE ART OF FOOD PRIZE – South Australia
FOOD FOR THE SOUL, LIVE TO EAT!
Washhouse Gallery, Sydney. Press Release.pdf
2005 SAVOUR – Washhouse Gallery, Sydney.
APPETITE – Hill Smith Fine Art, Adelaide.
Finalist – JACQUES CADRY MEMORIAL ART PRIZE
2006 Group Shows: Canterbury Art Show, Melbourne. Libby Edwards Galleries, Brisbane.