Joe Fan's work, which embraces landscape, still life and suggested narrative, defies categorisation, although we can perhaps be unsurprised he works in Aberdeen, from where an elusive strain apparent in James Cowie, Alexander Fraser and Joyce Cairns could be called Aberdonian Magic Realism. But a closer reading reveals how Fan has harnessed many other influences, including Medieval tapestry, traditional Chinese painting, and the Northern European Renaissance. His exhibition title Counting Leaves speaks to the idea of an impossible quest and perhaps one that the artist has undertaken: he is guide and mentor as he invites us to join him in a magical storybook, each painting a new chapter.
This is Fan’s first show with The Scottish Gallery and we are thrilled to work with such an original talent.
Joe Fan will be in The Gallery to discuss his work on Saturday 11 May. If you are interested in attending this event please register on eventbrite, or contact The Gallery.
Prayer at Stolen Moon View details
Prayer at Stolen Moon2018oil on canvasH:99cm W:99cmReservedBlue Drizzle View details
Blue Drizzle2016oil on canvasH:51cm W:40.5cm£1,950Babel Re-Imagined View details
Babel Re-Imagined2018oil on canvasH:122cm W:91.5cm£6,750Pop-up Diary View details
Pop-up Diary2017oil on canvasH:106.5cm W:86.5cm£5,500Winter Tale View details
Winter Tale2014conté on handmade paperH:45.5cm W:55.5cm£1,950Spring Time Chaos View details
Spring Time Chaos2017conté on handmade paperH:48cm W:45.5cm£1,950Bridge above the Hidden Book of Wonder and Night Curtain with Floating Feather View details
Bridge above the Hidden Book of Wonder and Night Curtain with Floating Feather2014-19oil on canvasH:91.5cm W:142cmSoldKite View details