Dingyue (Luna) Fan, (b.1994 Chongqing, China) is an artist based in London, she holds a BA in French from Sichuan International Studies University in 2016, and she is currently studying at the Royal College of Art. Her practice includes painting, photography, and light-sensitive materials, inspired by her dreamscape, literature, and the natural world, encompass figurative and abstract expressions to narrate the fluidity and intricacy of emotion under the unconscious, exploring the relationship between the body and memory, image and spirituality.
Fan constructs ephemeral memories through the rhythmic placement of lines, animal-shaped plants, ambiguous humanoid figures, and layered bodies, which continually generate new forms. The lines and colours brought forth through instinctive impulses do not conform to a fixed language. Instead, they represent unfilled spaces that emerge as a habitat of reconstructed dreamscapes and collective memories, catalyzing transformation and providing accessible healing spaces.
Medium:Acrylic and oil on canvas
This group of work is inspired by an experience with a breathing disorder. Through the dynamic interplay of body, light, and machinery, which merges the "breaths" of humans and machines, the essence of "Shanshui" is evoked by the endless reflections of mirrors and the rhythmic pulsations of the "machine's breath." As the paper jamming through the machine malfunctions, pixel distortions arise, leading to the reformation of mountains once the ink dissolves. The dialogue between the ink and machine makes the mirror-generated mountains into ink-drawn “Shanshui,” which is encoded as an unpredictable multi-temporal landscape in the machine’s language, converting them into the vivid "life" of images through light, where memory, time, and reformation bump between humanity and landscape.