Clayton An is known for colorful, radiant paintings that meditates on Ecology, Planting Design, Cultural landscape and Zen practice.
Immigrated to South Africa in 1988, Clayton An is currently based in Taipei, Taiwan and Guangzhou, China. The artist graduated from the University of Southern California School of Architecture, Los Angeles in 1999 and earned a Master of Landscape Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Boston in 2003. Since 2003, he has worked in MVVA, ACLA, and AECOM successively. In 2007, he founded AECOM Guangzhou. In 2010, he founded the independent landscape firm AND. In the same year, he held “Site Specific Landscape Concept Exhibition" and “Xiaozhou Village Art Festival: Salute to Africa: Personal Photography Exhibition", and won the China Architecture Media Award (promoted).
In addition to his achievements in the global architecture industry, academic research and teaching, his teenage years in South Africa have initiated his pursuit and creation of art. Clayton＆#039;s art work began at the age of 14 and has continued to this day. His work spanned South Africa, the United States, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Over the years, his change in perception, and exposure to religion, philosophy, architecture, landscape, ecology, he has accumulated five series of Art work, "Water Garden", "Roots", "Forest", "Garden" and "Bamboo Forest ＆ Mountains".