Ericsson San Pablo Chu and Cassandra Marie Hrapchak first met while studying at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada. During their graduate year, they realized a shared passion for exploring the perverse beauty within the ideas of isolation and self-identity.
Although Hrapchak and Chu are fascinated by similar subject matter, their methods of expression often differ. Hrapchak's practice revolves around intent, physicality, and self-consciousness; it is immediate, present, and socially aware. Although her work is rooted in reality, it is never restrained by it.
Chu has always been a more introspective artist. His work is predominantly concerned with the subconscious, the currency of action. He believes that the very act of creation, the articulation of experience, suffices as analysis. His art is about play, to him, only in such a world, where all signifiers are floating, and not rooted, can honesty ensue, because it deregulates presupposition.