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Experimental Animation

Qi'an Chen

Qi’an Chen is a visual artist based in London, who has enjoyed drawing since her childhood. With the support of her parents, she is eager to turn this hobby into a long-term career, thus working hard to achieve it. She graduated from London College of Communication in 2019 majoring in Illustration, and began her studies at the Royal College of Art in 2020, pursuing a Master's degree in animation.

Show Location: Battersea campus: Studio Building, Ground floor

Qi’an likes to try different kinds of ways of drawing, and to create very challenging work. She engages well in speculating with a detached thinking mode, so she is able to tell stories through the process of quirky drawing. With a strong interest in grotesque news stories and bold conspiracy theories, she prefers to collect a variety of strange logics and incredible but convincing ways of thinking about unpredictable endings.


During her studies at the Royal College of Art, Qi’an has developed her innovative ideas via learning, changing from 3D visual art with texture to a freer hand-drawing style. Additionally, she is also trying to combine both of these through collage, constantly challenging the way of telling stories visually.

❤️Full film will be screening at 25-20th June,Battersea South Campus at Royal College of Art. For more newest upates please check on my Vimeo page.
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By chance, Qi'an attended a training camp based on the pyramid selling model, in which she experienced three-day brainwashing, telling her that she could get a healthy life through their products. She pretended to be deceived, so as to become one of them to observe the interaction between the deceiver and the deceived from the perspective of a bystander.


She wants to build on this experience based on cult structures, which re-examines the conflict and compromise between a social operation mode and human nature. Sacrificial Rabbit is based on clues that gradually enter the trap, starting from a girl who is hypnotised after following a rabbit into a hole, trapped in a room for a series of killings that follow instructions. she was arranged to escape here, but chose to return.


Medium:

Hand-drawn, Oil Pastels, Acrylic

Size:

04:30
inspiration sketches
crayons for the films
crayons for the films
frames in order
initial testing
initial testing
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collaborate with friends
collaborate with friends
working space
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