2013 China Yearly Exhibition of Sculpture, National Grand Theater, Beijing
2012 “Wu-Hsing (五行) ” Joint Exhibition of Yi-Tung
2010 Solo Exhibition of Sculpture and Oil Painting, Art Gallery in Tsinghua University, Beijing
Solo Exhibition of “wind Series” Painting and Stainless Sculpture, Song Chuang Shang Art Center , Beijing
Kan prefers “wind” as theme material, applying stone sculpture to exhibit the rhythm of winding air. The invisible wind leaves traces of carving effect, exhibiting his distinctly unique style, strong self-consciousness of innocent and unpretentious.
His works of sculpture seem soft, not only from color but also from materials. He exhibits sorts of dynamics through lines. The materials are all from delicate things in nature, such as tree shadow, sea wind, floating cloud, rocks, and so on, which might be neglected by people, but they actually are the beautiful things. Therefore, on one hand, main aim of his works is to express delicate beauty in nature as well as to celebrate nature.
On the other hand, his styles are completely different between painting and sculpture. Sculpture is with shining charm while painting seems dim. Generally speaking, the color tone of painting works always bring people gloomy, but which does not mean that Kan has same emotion during his creation. Perhaps one would say that it is a kind of objective record.
There are tall buildings, people, country field, mountains and rivers amid gray black vortex; which intends to express a sense of lost while people are trapped in metropolitan cities. However, it takes longer time to make artistic creation. Both of themes are in common; one is to celebrate beauty of nature; the other, carry a satiric poetic feeling by use of traditional Chinese black watercolor painting. All of them are to present environmental pollution, human lost and the confined minds. The most difficult thing, for Kan, lies in how to embed own thinking and skills on creation. Among “Wind Series”, major point is to make unique form; which is not only the long-term problem that Dan keeps asking but also essential to enlarge one’s thinking and vision.