Acrylic is a man-made polymer which is commonly used for painting since the mid 20th century. It is a fast-drying paint which contains pigments suspended in acrylic polymer resin. Acrylic paints came into use during the 1950ís. Acrylic paints can be safely applied to raw canvas and does not need a gesso like oil paints. Acrylic paintings(link) do not easily fade out like oil paints.
Robert Hon Chan is a contemporary acrylic painter who is greatly inspired by the Surrealistic Movement. In most of his paintings an illusion of the emotions and feelings is reflected. He also uses the illusion of forms and colors in his paintings. It is his feelings which appears as illusions and is been viewed by the audience. He uses cool and warm colors to bring the audience into a realm of depths and dimensions.
The themes of his painting include human figures, abstract art, nudes, Surrealism, still life and landscapes. Most of his paintings are three-dimensional ones. Robert Hon Chan usually applies very vibrant colors and shades in his painting. He also does oil painting.
Some of the well known acrylic paintings of Robert Hon Chan are The Eyes of This World, My Woman, Woman in Waiting, Sand and Rock, The Courtyard with a Painting and others. An exhibition of his paintings was held in the year 1994 at New York.