Despite her young age, Berlin based artist Andrea Wan has already lived a very cosmopolitan life. Born in Hong Kong in 1985, she moved to Vancouver at the age of 10 where she grew up into a completely different culture. Upon graduating in film studies she decided to go to Europe to study half a year longer in design and illustration in Denmark. During this time she also started experimenting a lot, which made her grow as an artist and let her develop her distinguished, surreal style. In 2012 Wan decided to make Berlin her home base, from where she still keeps on travelling a lot. The content of her art also correlates with the idea of a perpetual change, and that even identity is not necessarily a permanent thing.
“I like to see each of my drawing as a still image from a scene in an ongoing story. Each series is like a chapter that evolves into the next. I used to read a lot of fables and even made up my own as a kid – maybe that’s why I always like making narrative art. I don’t read them anymore, because real life is pretty much made up of a bunch of far more interesting stories. My art is like my journal of thoughts except that it’s processed through a fictional filter. Like in a dream – things might not necessary make sense but we can draw clues from the symbols and overall mood to interpret the subconscious mind.” – Andrea Wan (Rabbit Eye Movement)