Born in Guanyun, Jiangsu, Yeh Lan attended Nanjing Art School where he studied early Chinese ink painting. He was particularly drawn to da xieyi, a traditional style focused on portraying the spirit of a subject rather than the details of its physical form. Yeh Lan forgoes the formulaic symbolism of traditional painting for more personal experiences and abstraction. Using vibrant color and varying texture, he presents a fresh interpretation of the Bird and Flower genre.
Yeh Lan’s work has been exhibited throughout China, won awards internationally, and is held in prominent collections worldwide. Additionally, he has been featured in art journals such as Art World and Contemporary Artists and Calligraphers, as well as in special reports by both the China Central Television and the Jiangsu Television Station. Yeh Lan is a member of the China Artists’ Association and serves as Deputy Director of Jiangsu Province Chinese Painting Academy’s Institute of Bird and Flower Painting.
Select Exhibitions/ Awards/ Publications
2012 Selected as one of the “30 artists with the most academic value and market potential – Contemporary Bird and Flower,” organized by China Art Broadcast Editorial Department, Art Vision Editorial Department, China Yi Bao International Media Corporation and Heibei Art Institution
2005 Published Collection of Yeh Lan Works and Techniques of Contemporary Masters
2005 “Spring Night” received award from the first China Xieyi Exhibition
1999 “The Golden Pond” selected for the 9th National Art Exhibition and received the “Award of Excellence”
1988 Won First prize at Hawaii AMFAC Art Competition