Cosmic Rays I & II / 2022
In Cosmic Rays I, the opaque beige toned resin plate bathes in the dim and soft glow of the lightbulb above. In selecting the tangerine as the color of the light, Tap Chan delves into the color's association with spacecraft and spacesuits, endowing the work with meanings related to the cosmos, the future, and the fictional. The shape of the plate resembles a wall mirror, evoking a domestic sense of comfort and luring one to stare into it. Yet its semi-matte surface prevents viewers from registering a clear reflection, engendering an intriguing sense of ambiguity.