The Pacific Series features works from Wang’s 2016 Artist in Residence at the prestigious Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach. For over 20 years Jian Wang has been serving bountiful helpings of color to audiences in the form of abstracted landscapes rendered in both paint and pastel. Deep orange, emerald green, and luscious lavender suffuse his sumptuous takes on California locations from San Francisco to San Diego, inviting us to revel in the inspirational powers of nature. With broad titles like "Summer Memory" and "Golden Autumn", Jian Wang does not seek to capture a specific location but rather the light and color harmonies of the region. Using a quasi-abstract approach, and in often isolated form, the tree lines, rivers, and fields are represented more as shapes of mother nature rather than detailed elements within the landscape. A student of Wayne Thiebaud, and a confident colorist, Wang experiments with a variety of styles that show influence by such masters as Monet, Bonnard, Soutine, and Fairfield Porter. Using heavy paint and broad, colorful brushstrokes, Wang has defined a contemporary style that is clearly his own.