Yangyang Pan’s expressionist painting practice is rooted in the discovery of an unexpectedly lyrical, romantic and poetic world through the language of abstraction.
Pan’s current body of work is inspired by the contrasts found in nature – its beauty and cruelty, hostility and hospitality are at the foundation of her artistic inquiry. In these abstract paintings, an intuitive approach lends to her development of a visual language that expresses the inspiration taken from natural optical cues with the spirit and spontaneity of her emotions.
Yangyang Pan studied at the Sichuan Fine Art Institute in Chongqing, China, where she received her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 1998 followed by completion of her Masters of Fine Art in 2002. She remained at the Sichuan Fine Art Institute as an instructor until her immigration to Canada in 2006. Pan currently lives and works in Stouffville, ON. Pan’s work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Italy, and China. Her work can be found in the public collections of the Government of Ontario, Holt Renfrew Canada, and The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, NY.