Combining traditional and modern ideas, Yuan Zhan’s paintings give audiences room for imagination. A panoramic-view structure and numerous mountains’ overlapping layers lead to an epic-like imposing manner in these paintings. The essence of traditional ink and water paintings is the spritual connotation with which Yuan Zhan is the most familiar as well having his important basic foundation as a painter. Yuan also brings in European “|modernist” art thinking of the early 20th century. The combination of the occidental and oriental elements makes his paintings present unique spatial structure and subjective imagery. Yuan Zhan’s landscape paintings help audiences to enter nature and also to travel in abstract and colourful dream-like mountains and forests by following his painterly logic. Audiences will also be charmed by his novel colourful world of boundless imagination.