Fangxu (b.1987, Chinese)
In 2013, sculptor Fangxu graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts. Young artist as he is, Fangxu has already been widely recognized as a promising sculptor in contemporary China. He has been teaching in various fine art studios and already accomplished a wealth of art works exhibited with acclamation.
In his ongoing series of works, Chinese sculptor Fang Xu creates surreal animals that don’t act like animals at all. “Leaving individuals behind is painful”, admits the sculptor, but it allows us to reduce confusion and see the value and force of life. In the space of impermanent compounds, what we pursue may not exist really and we can only feel the value and force of life when the doom is set. It allows us the clarity to reduce confusion; to find true self is difficult, but it gives us the happiness of one in a million.
Fang Xu’s sculptures are the result of Eastern classical painting and imagery that’s been combined with past experiences. The artist describes his creative process as digging deep into his heart and excavating “works that originally exist from various experiences.”