Fu Wenjun, graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, is an experienced photographic artist who put forward his art style Digital Pictorial Photography. He has participated at important art exhibitions around the world and won many art prizes. His works are collected by art museums, organizations and collectors in China and abroad.
Chongqing Art Museum presents in its No.1 Hall his solo exhibition, entitled "Again Enter the Scene --- Fu Wenjun Digital Pictorial Photography Exhibition", showcasing his recent five series Digital Pictorial Photography, "Misplacement", "Human Nature for Food", "F1", "Ask Tea", "Landscape", totally of about 160 pieces. Not only a presentation of the artist's latest artistic thinking and creation to the public, it’s also a review of his own creative journey in the past years, and a starting point of his new road of artistic exploration.
The early creation of Fu Wenjun began from the documentary photography. His professional artistic training received from the art institute contributed special beauty to his works. But he didn’t stay a lot in the field and rapidly turned to conceptual photography. As a branch of contemporary art, conceptual photography places emphasis on the reorganization and reuse of image resources. Having researched a lot into it, Fu Wenjun with his observation and thinking tries to create an intimate relation between photography and reality context. After series of artistic experiments, he found that his training on painting in his early years could bring new possibility to make photography get rid of the limit of natural objects, and walk towards the spiritual freedom. Then he is immersed in his Digital Pictorial Photography, and has created many works, gradually having developed Digital Pictorial Photography from a concept in to a clear artistic presentation method.
Today Art Museum ever presented a Fu Wenjun solo exhibition called “Show of Formality”, in which the artist manifested an insistence on his ideal of art with an independent attitude away from diverse artistic circles. And this time taking “Again Enter the Scene” as the topic, it is believed that Fu Wenjun has entered a state just like the third one of Zen meditation where there is a perception verified, “a mountain seen is a mountain being”, proposed by Song Dynasty Zen Buddhist monk Qingyuan Xingsi. The artist has found his own artistic realization in a process of stepping inside and outside. He presents and shares with the public his many years’ reflection and understanding on art and life, giving a close feeling to the audience in hometown Chongqing. His creation has found a point of balance and a foothold between photography and painting, machine duplication and manual experience, conceptual expression and formal aesthetic, which allow him with his creative works to build up a individual perception unity of body feeling, knowledge logic and reality context, and so to call forth a spiritual freedom kingdom.
The creation of Fu Wenjun is a beneficial inspiration to Chinese contemporary art, of which a constant direction would be the individual artistic exploration.
Organizer: Chongqing Federation of Literary and Art Circles
Co-organizer: Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing Photographers Organization
Academic host: Wang Lin
Invited art critics: He Guiyan, Yin Dan, Deng Xu, Feng Daqing
Opening: 3:30pm, January 16, 2019
Exhibition period: January 16 -27, 2019
Venue: Chongqing Art Museum, No.1 Hall
Address: Guotai Arts Center, No.1 Linjiang Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing