PAN JIAN
b. 1975, Shandong, China. Lives and works in Beijing and Xi’an, China.

Pan Jian is a thoughtful and committed painter. In his exploration of shadow, the artist distills the relationship between light and dark to its purest form, resulting in an arresting body of work that challenges the viewer’s eyes to adjust to the dim silhouettes and wander through the monochromatic nighttime scenes. Pan Jian’s artistic process first draws inspiration from actual landscapes, gradually transforming what he has seen into the imagined scenes that he presents on each canvas. The landscapes are therefore both real and imagined, a dichotomy that is reflected in the concept that although a shadow has no tangible content, the image presented is still able to move the viewer, provoking an emotional response. Pan Jian graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Xi’an Academy of Fine Art where he is now a teacher.

Born in 1975, currently lives and works in Beijing and Xi’an

EDUCATION
2001
Graduated from Oil Painting Department of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Light of the Troposphere, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong 

2015
Shadow of Light, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong   

2013
The Realm of Shadows, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2010
Strange Image - Painting Solo Show - Pan Jian, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2008   
The end of the World, Beijing Space, Beijing, China

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

QUOTDIAN, Pearl Lam Gallery, Shanghai, China

2015

Space and Nothingness, Pearl Lam Gallery, Singapore

East Meets West, Artlink Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

East Meets West, Artlink Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2014   
The View of "Social Landscape of Contemporary Chinese Painting" narrative, Chendu, China
Primary Landscape, Aroundspace, Shanghai, China
Macht Sichtbar: To unveil the invisible - Pan Jian and Fu Xiaotong Duo Exhibition, Jing Gallery, Beijing, China
OUTSIDE THE LINES, RH Contemporary Art, New York, USA

2013
ARTSANYA, Sanya, Hainan, China

2012
MAXIMA, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
Between Dreams and Memories, Culture Cube FORCE, Beijing, China
Jing Yi Art Space, Beijing, China.
Xinjiang Biennale, Urumqi, Xinjiang
View and Meditation, 2012 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nest Art Center, Chengdu, China
Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2011    
Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China
Art HK 11, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
China International Gallery Exposition, Exhibition Hall of the China World Trade Centre, Beijing, China
Fabricator, Soka Art Center Beijing, Beijing, China

2010     
Shanghai Art Fair-Young Artists Promotion Exhibition, Shanghai Mart,Shanghai
Pure Views-New Painting from China, Louise Blouin Foundation, London, UK
negotiations, 2nd Today documentation exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Upstairs in the youth-young critics nomination exhibition, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China
Reshaping history-China youth new art invitational exhibition, ARARIO GALLERY, Beijing, China

2009    
Observation of reality, Joyart, Beijing, China
Li Xiaojing and Pan Jian Joint Exhibition, Yuz Museum Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

2008
Lovely Blossoms and Full Moon: Yuz Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art Yuz Museum Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Art Taipei 2008, Taipei, Tai Wan
A Tale of Two Cities, Beijing Space, Beijing, China
Distinctive Landscape, 3818 Cool Gallery, Beijing, China
Contemporary Art Document Exhibition - New Prominent Exhibition, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China

2006    
Unusual Landscape, Highland Gallery, Beijing, China

2004
China New Vision – Chinese Contemporary Youth Artist Group Exhibition, Shanghai, China International Expo Center China

2003    
The 3rd China Oil Painting Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2002    
Dissimilation Realism - Contemporary Art Exhibition, Upriver Loft Gallery, Kunming, China

2002
The Covenant - Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Exhibition Hall of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi’an, China

2001
Enjoyable China - Contemporary Oil Painting Invite Exhibition, Xi’an International Exhibition Center, Xi’an, China

2001    
Interact - Oil Painting & Sculpture Joint Exhibition, Lixia District Art Gallery, Jinan, China

2001
Look Ahead – Shanghai Youth Art Biennial Exhibition, Shanghai University Art Gallery, Shanghai, China

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

Uli Sigg (Switzerland)

 

BudiTek (Indonesia)

 

Hongxiu ling (Indonesia)

 

Pierre Huber (Switzerland)

 

DSL Collected  (France)

 

Monique Burger (Switzerland)

 

M+museum (Hong Kong)