Fu Wenjun Solo Booth Show at 2019 ThePhotography Show Presented by AIPAD
International gallery BOCCARA ART presentsa solo booth show of Chinese artist Fu Wenjun's Digital Pictorial Photographyworks at The Photography Show organized by AIPAD (Association of InternationalPhotography Art Dealers), April 3-7, Pier 94, New York City.
Fu Wenjun’s creative output can be summedup by his term Digital Pictorial Photography, which he uses to redefine thetraditions found at the core of the photographic arts. By blending elements ofother artistic media into the process, he creates a brand-new form of aestheticpleasure. Fu Wenjun embraces a range of art forms, combining them into uniqueand monumental works that reach beyond the mere act of recording a photographicimage.
Works on view are from four series of FuWenjun’s Digital Pictorial Photography: “Misplacement”, “Ask Tea”, “F1”, “HumanNature for Food”. His work brings together the practical aspect of photographywith the aesthetic nature of other forms of visual arts. By demonstrating thecomplementary relationship of photographs and other modes of artistic practice,Fu Wenjun transforms what may seem to be an inaccessible message into a highlyapproachable concept that can trigger critical thought about history andhumanity.
In terms of photography art, Fu Wenjunbelieves “Photography is two-dimensional. But if we fall into this definition,our expression with photography would be limited. In my works I integrate manypersonal understandings of Chinese traditional art… Some people say my works“do not look like photography”, but the “unlike photography” on the contrary isa new way of presentation. We could change anything and make changes beyond thecommon sense.”
The New York Times reported in the article"18 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend", saying"Boccara Art from Brooklyn, which is displaying striking conceptual piecesby the Chinese contemporary artist Fu Wenjun." (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/arts/design/nyc-this-weekend-art-and-museums.html)
ARTNET in its report "Discover 6Must-See Booths at AIPAD's Photography Show" features "the multimediawork of Chinese contemporary artist Fu Wenjun encompasses installation art,photography, and oil painting. For AIPAD, international gallery Boccara Arthighlights works from the artist’s 'digital pictorial photography' series,which—in boldly colored displays—abstractly evoke natural landscapes."(https://news.artnet.com/partner-content/photography-booths-aipad-2019)
Professors from School of Visual Artsguided their master students to the booth and talked with the artist about hisart creation and ideas.
RTVI, New York-based television networkhosted a live report at the booth, having interviewed the gallery owner andintroduced Fu Wenjun's Digital Pictorial Photography works to its audience.