Reflections: Contemporary Ink Paintings by Wu Lan-Chiann

28 Nov 2015 – 15 May 2016

Event times

Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 – 17:00, and Sunday 12:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

£5 adults, £4 seniors, free for full-time students with ID and children under 16

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The Museum Of East Asian Art

Avon, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Take either the number 6/13/228/X31/X72 bus to the stop by the Hilton Hotel, the Museum is a 5 minute walk from there.
  • Approximately a 10-15 minute walk from Bath Spa railway station, the Museum is located close to Bath’s famous Circus and the Assembly Rooms.
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At the core of Wu Lan-Chiann’s paintings is a personal contemplation of universal themes that connect people across time, space and culture. While working in a painting tradition that is centuries old, Wu Lan-Chiann’s work is distinctly contemporary both in concept and execution. Wu Lan-Chiann has exhibited her art in the United States, Taiwan and Japan. This is her first solo exhibition in the UK.


Reflections exhibits a selection of Wu Lan-Chiann’s work produced over the past twenty years. Displayed in reverse chronological order in the museum’s galleries, the exhibition has three themes; early career work, dusk to dawn series, and current directions. “Wu Lan-Chiann has a very special eye”: says MEAA Curator Nicole Chang. “Starting from a young age, she combined Asian and Western modes of representation into a personal style that is intensely poetic. Blending two very different painting traditions, she has emerged as an artist with an authentic style marked by decisive brushwork and delicate application of colour.”

Wu Lan-Chiann is currently based in California. After arriving in the U.S., she further embraced Western techniques but remained true to Asian ink painting. Western influences are particularly noticeable with the use of one-point perspective and the application of light. To her, light is a metaphor of human resilience. In her paintings, the glimmers of light represent the love, hope and strength that shine from within people and carry them through challenging times in life. In her recent work, Wu Lan-Chiann is interested in capturing the precious but fleeting moments of life through the depiction of free floating petals and leaves. She sees a comparison between the rhythm of nature and the human cycle of life. Her work captures special moments and at the same time represents the invariable and eternal cycle of life and nature.

Link to the exhibition:http://www.meaa.org.uk/future-exhibitions/reflections-contemporary-ink-paintings-by-wu-lan-chiann.html


Dr. Nicole Chiang

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Wu Lan-Chiann

Wu Lan-Chiann

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The Museum Of East Asian Art

Bath, United Kingdom


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