With her new series FLEETING SEASONS Berlin based artist Andrea Wan dedicates her artwork to one of the oldest topics in fine arts: transience and the eternal circle of life and death. Be amazed with her inspiring designs. Enjoy!
Taking inspiration by the old idea of ‘Vanitas’, which can be found in many different cultures, known in Europe mainly from baroque still-life paintings, Wan’s art depicts growth, transformation and decay in nature and the human body. In her surreal but still very graphic style, which is mostly achieved through color drawings with ink and gouache, she combines figures, plants and otherworldly landscapes against the white void. The tension which therefore fill the works intrigue the viewers mind and leaves it with fascination as much as that the topic itself troubles the artist’s mind who considers the unpredictable nature of growth, impermanent beauty and decay fascinating and yet terrifying.
- Andrea Wan
About Andrea Wan
Andrea Wan is a Visual Artist born in Hong Kong, raised in Vancouver and now based in Berlin, Germany. Working mostly with ink on paper, Andrea Wan sees her work as a visual journal that reflects her thoughts and experiences. Her drawings combine traditional narrative aesthetics with eerie and surrealist qualities, depicting a world with great sensibility. Andrea finds inspiration by looking outwards to observe her surroundings such as people and places, and looking introspectively into the obscure corners of her subconscious. Her surrealist and poetic ink paintings have been featured in numerous publications and exhibited worldwide. You can find more of her works on her Behance profile or website.