Mr Han Meilin is an highly influential artist in modern China, he draws his artistic inspirationfrom traditional Chinese culture of the two Han dynasties and folk art, meanwhile employing modern artistic language to express his thoughts.
After the successful openings of two art museums in Beijing and Hangzhou, the third one found itself at the foothill of the Helan Mountain.
20 years ago, when Mr Han first visited Yinchuan , he was enormously moved by the rock paintings in the Helan Mountain, after this experience, he made seven more visits to the mountain, observing and learning about these rock paintings, drawing inspiration to improve his artistic creations. The rock paintings in Helan Mountain were viewed as a great turning point in his artistic life,
In 2010,with deep felt sentiments and gratitude, Mr Han donated 1000 pieces of his work to Yinchuan municipal government. An art museum to house these works was built.
The museum is at one with the mountain, it looks like a natural form born out of the mountain. The environmental wayfinding system for the museum serving its role of providing information to the visitors, should not only blend into the built environment, but mirror the unique artistic feature of the Mr Han’s works as well. As a result, the wayfinding system design by Trycool EGD reflected not only the relation between the mountain and the museum, but also the unique artistic features of Mr Han’s works and the rock paintings. The whole system is centered on the spirit of the mountain,namely the form of the mountain and the artistic foot mark of Mr Han’s works. Information were displayed expressly, modern design language and simplicity were employed.