Kim Wan (b.1970) is a British artist of East Asian Polynesian and Western European heritage. Wan’s artworks are all painterly – whether it is the obsessive exploration in his series of self-portraits, or the heavy impastoed, painted surfaces on found objects contributing to large-scale major installations. A pioneer of hip hop inspired graffiti during the 1980s, the speed and power of spray-painting and graphic art has remained a strong thread throughout his art career. In the UK, Wan has worked with museums and institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, TATE Modern, the Institute of Contemporary Art and the National Gallery. He is a selected artist by international committee at the Florence Biennale and is represented in the Saatchi collection. Exhibiting regularly in New York City, recent shows also include locations within the USA and range from Berlin, Moscow and Beijing to the Louvre, Paris.