Born in 1975 in Heijing, China.
Born in Heijing County, a relatively « multi-cultural » region (Mongolians, Uygurs and Kazakhs are close neighbours), Pan’s childhood memories are not typically « Chinese ». Rather, they are peppered with visions of the Gobi Desert, donkey carts and poplar trees. Pan moved regularly throughout his life and this unsettled quality is reflected in his works. A lot of the artist’s personality comes through his paintings; many of his monumental-sized works have the impact of wide-screen cinemas – Pan has always loved the movies to the extent that he even worked as a film editor during the late 1990s.