LI-LAN, A Decade of Reverie: Tales of Contemplation
Essay by Tung-Hsiao Chou: Contemplative Landscape of the Mind
Publisher: Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
20 Illustrations (plus details)
Price: $40 + Shipping
Translator: Tung-Hsiao Chou
Art Photo Credit: Kevin Ryan
Design: Element Plus, Inc.
Project Manager (US): Gene-Manuel Parets
Tina Keng Gallery – Taipei
Li-lan’s new work, inspired by the Japanese folktales of Kaidan, from the Edo Period, replete with narrative opportunities, provides free associations between imagination and reality, and guides viewers into her profound reverie. In fact, the impact of Kaidan on her work is more visual than bound to particular symbolism. The new canvases, where Li-lan represents various fictional Japanese ladies, with long hair blowing in the wind and beautiful costumes of colorful tones, seem to lead even more into the ethereal unknown.