Liverpool Hope Fine Art & Sculpture Student, Henry Chan won a competition to become a Brand Ambassador for the award winning 3D drawing pen called IDO3D. In addition, the mature student was awarded with a generous bursary to help towards his future career. The search for GP Flair’s new ambassador started in September, which was narrowed down from hundreds of artists. The submissions were varied and given at a spectacular quality. As well as beating competitors that came from prestigious art colleges like Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths.
After finding out h
e had won, Chan said:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank IDO3D for selecting me as their Brand Ambassador and I really look forward to working with the company on future projects, that I may be able to incorporate into my own studio work at university. I have found the whole experience interesting and enjoyable and I always look forward to discovering and working with new materials to produce new art.”
Chan originally sent in samples of clay sculptures of sci-fi characters and was successful, he was then shortlisted in the top ten with other artists over the country. Chan’s winning piece of artwork was the creation of two hands creation out for each other.
Speaking to THIS Radio, Chan explained that his inspiration for the piece was from his admiration for the famous culture of Michael Angelo, as well as the challenge of creating the hands as they are regarded as a very difficult to create in 3D.
“To me it’s that unknown of the fingers almost touching. Everyone has a different meessage about what it’s supposed to mean. My tutor says it’s the dawn of creation and I see it as God reaching out to man”
As the winner Henry Chan will be making an appearance at the London Toy Fair. His role will be demonstrating the IDO3D pen by creating instant 3D works of art on his stand. In the mean time, Henry Chan will be celebrating his recent success and we wish him well as the new brand ambassador.
Henry Chan spoke to THIS Radio for the Tuesday lunchtime show, who told Daniel Leung why he entered the competition:
By Alice Denmark