Xiang Lan

...and where is the innocence of art?

“这些都是关于我的纯粹”

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.

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我是一名艺术家,成长于中国南部,目前居於新泽西州南橙区。我透过创造艺术来表达我自己,记录我的想法与感受,不修边幅的,疯狂有趣的,调皮的,可怕的(...省略数百形容词)。没有受过传统的艺术专业教育的我呆过艺术学院,创作因艺术能释放自我与为我带来欢乐。

我跟你们大多数都相似,同在这个世界上,大自然里生活经历着作为人类的好与坏。我的作品是我生活的写照,也是对幻想与跳脱的邀请函。这些都是关于我的存粹,在生活的无常里继续追寻我们儿时都经历过的那温暖的,无忧无惧的快乐。