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Illustration

Jason Chuang

Jason Chuang is an illustrator and visual storyteller from Taiwan now based in the UK. His work aims to offer the audience an alternative world that is distinctly different from reality, but somehow closer to the truth.


Jason’s artworks have received the iJungle Illustration Award (Comic Gold Medal 2018), the Cheltenham Illustration Award (Winner 2020), the Creative Quarterly issue 62 (Winner 2020), and the Brightness Award (Jury Selection 2020). His self-published graphic novel The Boy was displayed at Falmouth Art Gallery in 2018. Jason’s work has been selected by the ELCAF (East London Comic Arts Festival), COW International Design Festival (2020) and Hackney Comic + Zine Fair (2021). He has been published by The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Quanta Magazine, Brightness Magazine, Popshot Magazine and Fleurs Des Lettres.

Jason has recently been featured by It’s Nice That and selected by SelfMadeHero to take part in their Graphic Anthology Programme.

Degree Details

School of Communication

Illustration

My passion lies in narratives and I often project myself into endless alternate universes, constantly searching for new ways to tell stories. I create images to help me fathom my place in the world, to situate my experiences within a particular time and space and archive them. 

Under the impact of Covid-19, I have spent an unusually vast amount of time indoors. My life in lockdown seemed to merge into an endless loop. Emancipating ideas and directing my emotions out from my body into my drawings, has been both a meditative and healing condolence.

In Due Time
Caged Bird
Caged Bird
Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis
Digital Self
Digital Self
Moth Cat Man
Moth Cat Man
Fish Tank
Fish Tank

A documentation of my journey during the pandemic. The film encapsulates my fears and desires arisen from such liminal time, and the uncertainties of coming out of lockdown

Medium:

Photography, Digital

Size:

00:04:48
Days Spent in Isolation Part II
Days Spent in Isolation Part I
Inner Saboteur
Liminal Space
Insomnious Dreamer
Prelude
Days Spent in Isolation Part III
Recollection

With these works, I tried to portray the feelings of being trapped indoors, and how ‘window watching’ has become my everyday norm. When I am feeling claustrophobic, the window are my connection to the outside world, as well as a stage for me to project narratives played out inside my head.

Medium:

Digital