International gallery BOCCARA ART presents a solo booth show of Chinese artist Fu Wenjun’s Digital Pictorial Photography works at The Photography Show organized by AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers), April 3–7, Pier 94, New York City.
Fu Wenjun’s creative output can be summed up by his term Digital Pictorial Photography, which he uses to redefine the traditions found at the core of the photographic arts. By blending elements of other artistic media into the process, he creates a brand-new form of aesthetic pleasure. Fu Wenjun embraces a range of art forms, combining them into unique and monumental works that reach beyond the mere act of recording a photographic image.
Works on view are from four series of Fu Wenjun’s Digital Pictorial Photography: “Misplacement”, “Ask Tea”, “F1”, “Human Nature for Food”. His work brings together the practical aspect of photography with the aesthetic nature of other forms of visual arts. By demonstrating the complementary relationship of photographs and other modes of artistic practice, Fu Wenjun transforms what may seem to be an inaccessible message into a highly approachable concept that can trigger critical thought about history and humanity.
In terms of photography art, Fu Wenjun believes “Photography is two-dimensional. But if we fall into this definition, our expression with photography would be limited. In my works I integrate many personal understandings of Chinese traditional art… Some people say my works “do not look like photography”, but the “unlike photography” on the contrary is a new way of presentation. We could change anything and make changes beyond the common 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 pieces by 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 6 Must-See Booths at AIPAD’s Photography Show” features “the multimedia work of Chinese contemporary artist Fu Wenjun encompasses installation art, photography, and oil painting. For AIPAD, international gallery Boccara Art highlights 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 Arts guided their master students to the booth and talked with the artist about his art creation and ideas.
RTVI, New York-based television network hosted a live report at the booth, having interviewed the gallery owner and introduced Fu Wenjun’s Digital Pictorial Photography works to its audience.