An interview with

Poan Pan

Poan is an illustrator who observes the awkwardness of everyday life. His work revels in that most glorious avenue of everyday awkwardness. And his spectacles, the rather fetching Barlow in Silver, reveal perhaps even more.

We asked him some questions about his fine details and wandering thoughts and spectacles and everything in between.

Cubitts: What word would people use to describe you?
Poan: Polite.

C: What three words would you use to describe yourself?
P: Vague, curious, wondersome.

C: What is the most beautiful thing in the world?
P: Being surrounded by nature.

C: Why do you draw?

P: Throughout my life, I've never been an outgoing person so drawing has always been my medium to express and share my emotion, message and myself. While the pencil is wandering on the paper, it establishes a moment of self-reflection, relaxation - a bit like zooming out from reality for a moment. 

C: Tell me a story about yourself in 10 words or less.
P: Lying on the floor has led to some of my best ideas.

C: What do you want to be when you grow up?
P: Being a big fan of Peanuts comic, the astronaut was my dream job, but soon I realised I was not the material for that.

C: What three words would you use to describe your spectacles?
P: Settled, observer, friend of mine.

C: ‘My spectacles make me feel…’
P: Connected to my surroundings.

And we feel connected to you. See Poan's observations of his surroundings here.