Dive into the quirky fantasy worlds of artist Andrea Wan, where two headed women read books to sloths and heads can explode, revealing little zebras inside. Wan usually uses ink on paper to build her imaginative scenes with strange characters. Even if you are not quite sure what is going on in her eerie, dreamlike works, you will find yourself staring and searching, examining each little detail the artist has put into the work. It is as if there is an unspoken narrative present in Wan’s illustrations that links them all together, leaving you wanting to see another character, another scene—more of Wan’s work in order to see what she will come up with next. She finds inspiration for her inventive characters in her own personal experiences as well as the deep depths of her subconscious.
On top of illustrating, Andrea Wan also creates her work in a much larger scale in murals. Her colourful, memorable characters can be found in murals on walls in cities like Vancouver, Rome, and Berlin. Originally from Hong Kong, Wan was raised in Vancouver and now lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Her work has been featured in a number of publications, and has also been commissioned by clients such as The New York Times and Nylon Magazine. Wan’s work as been shown in exhibitions all over the world, the most recent being at Kallenbach Gallery in Amsterdam.