Artist: 卢芳/Fang Lu

Oil painting is a language from Western world. How to combine western oil painting with the ethos of contemporary China, thereby express the inspiration of life and emotion, is a common question that every Chinese artist would think about, as long as he or she realised this cultural difference and willing to make a different expression without giving up his or her own cultural attribute.”

--- Fang Lu

 

Fang Lu was born in Hubei Province (China). She started her career as a fine artist in Beijing after graduated from Hubei Institute of Fine Arts at late 1990s. For over 14 years, she has been dedicated to recording her happiness and distress in life with paintings.

 

In the series oil paintings Pole & Kite, based on the reality and her own feelings, Fang Lu’s painting style gradually changed into abstract from semi-abstract and semi-realistic. She tended to find some representation that is related to Chinese culture through the series of changes.

 

艺术家自述

        卢芳,来自湖北,九十年代末毕业于湖北美术学院,怀抱着年轻时候的梦想,来到北京,至今十有四年整,汲汲多年,在绘画中探索,试图用笔记录生活的欢愉与困扰。

         所幸默默耕耘中得到些许认同,经常参加过各类展览,在此不做赘述。

         作品《电线杆----风》系列中,在关照现实及自身感受的情景下,从半抽象半写实的开始逐渐转变到抽象,希望在一系列的变化中寻找到一些与中国文化气息相通的表达方式。油画这种来自西方的语言,在中国当代的情景之下,如何结合自身文化气质特点,表达对生活、情感的感悟,对于每一个意识到这种文化差别、不放弃自己文化属性、想做些不同表达方式的人来说,都会有自觉或不自觉的思考,在今天多元化的全球视野中,还会有现实的意义。