Independent & Image Art Space First Presentation at 2018 Fine Art Asia with Fu Wenjun Digital Pictorial Photography Solo Show
28 September – 02 October, 2018
Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
VIP Preview: Friday, 28 September, 4-9 pm
Vernissage: Friday, 28 September, 6-9 pm
Open to public: Saturday to Monday, 29 September to 01 October 2018, 11am-7pm
Tuesday, 02 October 2018, 11am-6pm
Independent & Image Art Space is delighted to exhibit for the first time at Fine Art Asia for its 2018 edition. The art space will present a solo show of Chinese artist Fu Wenjun (b.1955) with his latest artworks of “Digital Pictorial Photography”.
Based in Chongqing, Fu Wenjun is a contemporary artist who has developed the concept and practice of “Digital Pictorial Photography” which aims at extending the boundary of photography art and building a dialogue with other art forms including Chinese painting, oil painting, print, and sculpture.
For Fine Art Asia 2018, Independent & Image Art Space will showcase Fu Wenjun’s Digital Pictorial Photography new works, entitled “Spring Water”, “After Fresh Rain in the Mountain”, “Dissolution”, “Origin”, “Rose Desert”, “Dream”, “If the Wind Understands”, “Occasional Moment”. The pieces continue Fu Wenjun’s reflection on the issues related to the world history, culture and human nature, providing an Eastern philosophical reading and considerations on the problems in our current changing world.
In terms of his photography art style, Fu Wenjun intends to establish a wider relation between photography and other contemporary art forms visually and conceptually, further to strengthen photography’s power as an art on presentation and expression.
“For quite a long time, photography has been regarded as a tool to record the reality, to tell a story. In this perspective, the artistic creative nature of photography which is born with has been constrained. Digital Pictorial Photography, a new contemporary photography art style I put forward, turns away from the recording function of photography commonly acknowledged by the public, and try to make photography be itself and to explore to place photography art in dialogue with other art form, like Chinese painting, oil painting, print, sculpture etc, so as to extend the possibility of photography art and to provide the viewers a very different visual experience.” noted Fu Wenjun.
About the artist
Fu Wenjun (b.1955), graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and currently lives and works in Chongqing. He creates principally through the art media of photography, installation, sculpture and oil painting, and has put forward the concept and practice of “Digital Pictorial Photography”.
His works embody his reflections on many issues related to the Eastern and Western history, culture and humanity, including the relationship between different cultures in the age of globalisation, the heritage of traditional Chinese culture in a rapidly changing society, industrialisation and urbanisation in Chinese cities.
His solo exhibitions are presented at the National Art Museum of China (Beijing), at the Museu Europeu de Arte Moderno (Barcelona), at the Old Summer Palace Museum (Beijing), at the Today Art Museum (Beijing), at the United Nations Headquarters (New York), at the Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou) and at other international art organizations.
Fu Wenjun exhibited at significant international exhibitions, including the Esposizione Triennale di Arti Visive a Roma, London Art Biennale, Biennale Internazionale d’Arte del Mediterraneo, Triennale dell’Arte Contemporanea, 1st Asia Biennial/5th Guangzhou Triennial, XVIII Bienal de Cerveira, NordArt, collateral exhibition of Biennale di Venezia 2013, entitled Voice of the Unseen Chinese Independent Art 1979/Today.
He has won numerous awards, including the first prize from International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Argentina, “The Best Artist in the World” at Tour Eiffel La Grande Exposition Universelle, International Award “Lorenzo il Magnifico” of X Florence Biennale.
His works are among international organization and museum collections, such as the National Art Museum of China, Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts in France.