Spring Exhibition of New Paintings
April 26th - May 6th, 2012
Opening reception Thursday, April 26th, 6pm-8pm
Canadian Fine Arts
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm,; Sunday 1pm - 5pm
577 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON M4S 2M5
(416) 544- 8806 www.canadianfinearts.com
Yangyang Pan studied at the Sichuan Fine Art Institute where she received her Honours Bachelor of Arts in 1998 followed by her Master of Fine Art in 2002. She remained as a painting instructor until 2006 when she immigrated to Canada.
Her current work focuses on the contrasts found in Nature. Beauty and cruelty, its hostility and hospitality are at the foundation of her inquiry. In this present body of abstract paintings she develops a visual language that expresses her inspiration taken from natural optical cues and infuses it with spirit and spontaneity sourced from emotions within.
The artists’ palette is chromatically saturated in a higher key. Dappling reflections and calligraphic moments describe her keen gestural observations to be found in the illusions produced by light. She often uses a broad neutral, or white, surface to hold the subject. Pan's images come directly from the optical idiosyncracies found in nature.