Xiang Lan

...and where is the innocence of art?


Growing up in southern mainland China, I am an artist currently living in South Orange, New Jersey.

I express myself through making art. I document my thoughts and feelings, the raw ones, fun ones, naughty ones, scary ones (...you name it.) I am not a classically trained artist, went to art school, and practice art as I find it liberating and joyful.

Just like most of you, I live on this earth, along with the big mother nature, experiencing the good and bad of humankind. These work are snapshots of me and an invitation to imagination and escape. I am fully aware of the chaos and non-sense but where is that tiny bit of innocence. It's like that 30 seconds of joy we had as a child, which is warm, carefree, and fearless.