Lauren Wan: Summer Ardor - Her Design, Her Life
For Immediate Release:
Paris Koh Fine Arts (201 Bridge Plaza N. Suite 1, Fort Lee, NJ) presents an exhibition titled “Summer Ardor: Lauren Wan – Her Design, Her Life.” which will be held from July 7th to 31st. The opening reception with the artist will be on Wednesday, July 12th, from 6–8 pm.
Can we measure the scope of a person's passion?
The artist's creation fever, which has drawn numerous works full of vitality, feels as hot as the temperature of summer. In contrast, the artworks boast their refreshing charm. The purple beauty of irises piled up with gouache on various papers attracts yellow butterflies, and a cool breeze seems to blow from the green forests of Hong Kong. Flowers and blades of grass that shine more brightly in the detailed darkness are widely publicizing the power of life. The artist puts her sensibility into even one of the tableware we use daily. Her works are based on original paintings in which vividly colored fruits harmoniously harmonize like still life paintings.
With graduating her MA from the Royal College of Art in Textile and Printmaking, Lauren creates contemporary and sophisticated art for today’s leading international brands covering fashion and tabletop, home furnishings, stationery, and fine art. In addition to her commercial success as an established designer, her fine art was selected for the Hong Kong Museum of Art's permanent collection.
Her inspiration is derived from her travels and the beautiful things around her. Lauren’s sensibility and experience richly reflect her emotional and poetic approach to her artwork. We hope to cool off this summer's sweltering heat, like the passion we can feel in her life and design, in the refreshing nature of the exhibition.
Paris Koh Fine Arts 기획
“여름의 정열: Lauren Wan, 그녀의 삶과 디자인”
전시기간: 2023년 7월 7일 - 31일
오프닝 리셉션: 7월 12일 수요일 오후 6-8시
한 사람이 가진 열정의 크기를 가늠할 수 있을까?
생명력이 넘치는 수 많은 작품을 그려낸 작가의 작업 열은 오늘날 여름의 온도 처럼 한껏 뜨겁게 느껴 진다.
그에 비해 작가의 손에서 탄생한 작업들은 각기 의 청량한 매력을 자랑한다.
다양한 종이 위에 과슈로 쌓아 올린 붓꽃의 보랏빛 아름다움이 노랑 나비를 꾀하고, 홍콩의 초록 숲에서는 시원한 바람이 불어오는 듯 하다. 세세히 묘사된 어둠 속에서 더욱 밝게 빛나는 꽃과 풀잎은 생명의 힘을 널리 알리고 있다. 일상적으로 사용하는 식기 하나에도 작가는 그녀만의 감성을 담았다. 원화를 바탕으로 제작 된모든 작품 속 생생한 색감의 과일들은 마치 정물화처럼 조화롭게 어우러진다.
Lauren Wan은 영국의 Royal College of Art 의 Textile and Printmaking에서 석사 학위를 받았고, 패션 및 탁상용/가정용 가구, 문구류 및 미술품을 다루는 국제적인 브랜드를 위해 현대적이고 세련된 예술을 창조 하고 있다. 디자이너로서 상업적 성공 외에도 작가의 순수 미술 작업은 홍콩 미술관의 영구 컬렉션에 선정 되었다.
작가의 다양한 영감은 여행과 주변의 아름다운 것 들에서 비롯 되었으며, 작가 특유의 감성과 경험은 작품에 대한 시적인 접근 방식을 풍부하게 반영하고 있다.
그녀의 삶과 디자인에서 느껴지는 열정과 같은 이 여름의 무더움을 전시 속 산뜻한 자연 속에서 한풀 식혀 가길 바란다.
doesn’t occur on its own,
nor can flowers, simply appear.
They need the help of bees and the wind to pollinate.
Life is full of voids,
that others are meant to fill.
That little girl of 2,
with her colored chalks, pavement found,
began her primitive drawing on the ground,
Cantonese opera singers came first, repetitively,
the opulent costume, of course.
Oh, she still remembers her smile with childlike joy,
she was destined to fill a tiny part of the void?
The art world void!
There were times,
she questioned, doubted?
She loved journalism an ounce more,
a serious 4th grader.
Does her art convey?
Her paintings hold humanity?
Does the color spark?
And the line work dance, tell enough stories?
Can her work have the power to fill the voids?
the work in this exhibition is pure, gentle, and kind;
her much-loved subjects.
Simplicity and honesty matter to this little girl.
Trees, flowers, and birds abound in her world,
cats, dogs, and fish her friends,
dragonfly and cloud her playmates,
all are beautiful things, blessed,
they do not occur on their own,
nor the artist herself,
they need one another, the love all desire.
Maybe, at some point,
the artist is in the form of colors and paints,
fly over the canvas,
bathed in sunlight,
to share her God-given light,
try to fill the void.
Born in Hong Kong, Lauren Wan received her Bachelor of Arts in Textile Design from Manchester Metropolitan University in the U.K. Her Masters of Art and Fine Art Printmaking are from the Royal College of Art in London. Lauren’s work has been exhibited in the U.K., Hong Kong, Germany, Japan, and the U.S.A. As a British-trained designer/artist, Lauren creates contemporary and sophisticated original artwork for today’s leading international brands that cover fashion, tabletop, home furnishing, stationery, and fine art. Lauren’s inspiration is mostly from her travels and the beautiful things around her. It has been documented in many of her sketchbooks, from the English countryside to Normandy landscapes, the harbor views of Hong Kong, and street corners of New York City.
Lauren’s sensibility and experience reflect her emotional and poetic approach to her artwork. The sophisticated color palette and unique creativity have attracted many world-class brands. Products include children's interior decor for Laura Ashley, high- end bedding for Calvin Klein, and tabletop for Lenox, Wedgewood, Royal Doulton, Waterford, Villeroy and Boch, and Vera Wang. Stationery created for Barnes and Noble, Dayspring, Crane Paper and Peter Pauper Press. In the apparel industry, clients include Ralph Lauren, Oscar De La Renta, Vogue, Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hilfiger, Macy's, Garnet Hill, to name a few.
Besides Lauren’s commercial success as an established designer, her fine art was selected for the Hong Kong Museum of Art's permanent collection. Other international private collectors have over the years requested commissioned works by Lauren such as The Bank of China. She currently works and resides in the US.