Illustrator and Visual Artist Andrea Wan will be opening her latest solo show“FLEETING SEASONS” tomorrow January 15th at BC Gallery in Berlin.
With “FLEETING SEASONS” dedicates Andrea Wan her artwork to one of the oldest topics in fine arts:
transience and the eternal circle of life and death. Taking inspiration by the old idea of ‘Vanitas’, which can be found in many different cultures, known in Europe mainly from baroque still-life paintings, Wan’s art depicts growth, transformation and decay in nature and the human body.
Her work, mostly ink on paper, is a reflection of the artists interior life, like a visual journal reflecting personal experiences and thoughts and inviting the viewer to a very special journey through interesting characters and surreal landscapes.
About the Artist
Despite her young age Berlin based artist Andrea Wan has already lived a very cosmopolitan life. Born in Hong Kong in 1985, she moved to Vancouver at the age of 10 where she grew up into a completely different culture. Upon graduating in film studies she decided to go to Europe to study half a year longer in design and illustration in Denmark. During this time she also started experimenting a lot which made her grow as an artist and let her develop her distinguished, surreal style. In 2012 Wan decided to make Berlin her home base from where she still keeps on travelling a lot. The content of her art also correlates with the idea of a perpetual change and that even identity is not necessarily a permanent thing.
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