Can this guy draw or what? His name is Mu Pan and he is known for his intricate macabre oil and watercolor paintings. Originally from Taiwan, the artist was a child of a military family which may have engendered his love for Chinese history and mythology with its fantastical stories of warriors fighting with dogs, frogs and other strange animal-human creatures. Pan is also inspired by Japanese manga, folk art, western mythology/fairy tales, and traditional printed hand scrolls.
Last year in an interview with Japan Cinema, Pan said, “I go to my studio every day and start the image from a corner of a piece of blank paper, and just little by little let it to be completed by itself. I think the only thing I know is to keep the feeling of unknown, and that it is the fun of image making.” This summer the Brooklyn based artist was part of a group exhibition entitled “The Ace Is Wild” at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.