Chinese artist Fu Wenjun @ World Art Dubai, 18-21 April 2018
For the first time in the United Arab Emirates you can enjoy latest photography artworks of the prestigious contemporary artist Fu Wenjun who integrates the traditional Chinese art with the latest technology of digital photography, a new art style called “Digital Pictorial Photography”.
The Chinese artist Fu Wenjun will show his latest Digital Pictorial Photography works at World Art Dubai stand No. D38, which will be open to the public from Wednesday 18th April to Saturday 21st April.
The pieces to be exhibited manifest Wenjun’s deep reflection and considerations towards our current world, history and future with a harmonious integration of strong Chinese traditional art taste and some aesthetic features. These works of Digital Pictorial Photography, an avant-garde style developed by Wenjun, are totally different from the usual photography works, which will probably surprise the visitors and give them a new way to look at photography art.
“I always believe, photography as an art, should not only be a tool to record our life. It can be also a very expressive art media to express artist’s thinking and reflection about our world. At the same time, I do agree to the idea of cross-over art, which integrates several art disciplines into one piece of artwork. In my own practice, I create a connection of photography and painting.” talked Fu Wenjun about his innovation on contemporary photography art.
With lasting exploration and creation on Digital Pictorial Photography, Museu Europeu d’Art Modern hosted Wenjun’s first personal art exhibition in Spain in May 2017, after his solo show at National Art Museum of China (Beijing) in March 2017.
Internationally he is especially known for his photography. He has gained numerous awards, including the first prize from International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Argentina and the International Award “Lorenzo il Magnifico” of X Florence Biennale.
His work is included in several international collections, such as the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, National Art Museum of China, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts in France.
Fu Wenjun, born in 1955, was graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. He creates principally through the art media of photography, installation, sculpture and oil painting, and has put forward the concept and practices of “Digital Pictorial Photography”. His work embodies his thinking and reflection on many issues related to the Eastern and Western history, culture and humanity, including the relationship between different cultures in the age of globalization, the heritage of traditional Chinese culture in a rapidly changing society, industrialization and urbanization in Chinese cities.
For more information about the artist and his work: www.fuwenjun.com