Even seeing Dominique Chan’s work for the first time, the viewer realizes that this visual artist doesn’t allow himself to be held back. Combining apparent chaos with an intimate yet expressive palette, his compositions are uninhibited, open and full of life. In this regard Chan, despite his Rietveld Academy background, would appear to be decidedly Art Brut – ‘outsider’s’ art – but without the primitive or naive element. And certainly without the usual ‘outsider’s’ independence from culture, tradition and style. Dominique, no loner with emphasis on himself, is engaged with life and makes art with full-bore passion: unforced and lyrical.