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.
05 Mar - 10 Apr, 2021
In Darkest moments
There is always light
Piercing the gap
Like a sword
That is the edge of lightning
– Pan Jian
Shadow of Light 6
18 Jun - 15 Aug, 2015 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
10 Chancery Lane Gallery is pleased to present Shadow of Light, an exhibition of new work by the young Chinese artist Pan Jian from June 18 - August 15.
27 - 30 Mar, 2014
Join us at Art Paris,from March 27th to March 30th 2014
Grand Palais, China Section, Booth F11

We are presenting works by:
Huang Rui, Ma Desheng, Pan Jian, Shi Guorui, Wang Keping, Xiao Lu, Xiao Zheluo, Zhao Gang
01 - 17 Aug, 2013 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
10 Chancery Lane Gallery invites you to HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Group Exhibition
Join us at the opening reception on Thursday, 01 August, 2013 6:30-8:30pm
Exhibition runs until 17th August, 2013.
Works can be viewed on
10 Apr - 11 May, 2013 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
Young Chinese painter Pan Jian’s night landscapes will be debuted in Hong Kong for his first solo presentation. His calm intricate brushstrokes convey abstraction at first glance in dark blue/black monochromatic works, however when your eyes adjust, the night landscape slowly emerges onto the surface.