Reflections is the first UK solo exhibition of Wu Lan-Chiann, Chinese ink painting artist. This exhibit shows a selection of Wu Lan-Chiann’s work produced over the past twenty years. Displayed in reverse chronological order in the museum’s galleries, the exhibition has three themes; early career work, dusk to dawn series, and current directions.
At the core of Wu Lan-Chiann’s work, is a deep personal contemplation of universal themes and values that connect people across time and place. While continuing a tradition that is centuries old, her paintings are distinctly contemporary both in concept and execution. Starting from a young age, she combined Asian and Western modes of representation into a personal style that is intensely poetic. Blending two very different painting traditions, she has emerged as an artist with an authentic style marked by decisive brushwork and delicate application of colour.
In her recent work, Wu Lan-Chiann is interested in capturing the precious but fleeting moments of life through the depiction of free floating petals and leaves. She sees a comparison between the rhythm of nature and the human cycle of life. Her work captures special moments and at the same time represents the invariable and eternal cycle of life and nature.
Please note: due to copy right consent and exhibition loan agreement, the Museum of East Asian Art can no longer display artist’s work on the website.
The exhibition is made possible with the support from:
Hakka Foundation in Arcadia, California
Taiwanese American Arts Council in Queens, New York
The exhibition section New Exploration includes studies for Wu Lan-Chiann’s project Cycle of Life. Inspired by John Keats’s The Humans Seasons and fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, Cycle of Life explores the rhythm of nature as an allegory for the human cycle of life.
With the generous support from: June and Simon K.C. Li; Michael and Amy Lin; Yvonne and Albert Chang; and Wu Kuang-Hsin & Tsao Zuway-Yun.
The Museum of East Asian Art would like to thank the following lenders to the exhibition: Collection of Harry Brownlee and Marvin Koenig; Courtesy of Frank Bara and Marvin Hayes; Private Collection and Courtesy of the artists.