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RKFA Displays Fang Wei’s Hidden Earth

Marking the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, be prepared for an evocative display of reality meets fragmented subconsciousness.

Jul 14, 2016 | By Chelsea Tan

Art is, in some sense, a detraction from the worldly obsessions of general society, where artists are given free rein unrestricted by grounding boundaries to create as they please. This statement is fully applicable to experimental painter Fang Wei, whose fluid brush strokes play on the subconscious. His art style is best described as where fragmented elements amalgamate defined expansive landscapes and humanoid figures, birthing a coherent marriage of reality meets imagination. Come 15 July, fans will be able to immerse themselves in his masterpieces at the Shanghai-based artist’s first solo exhibition at the Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) gallery.

His usually enchanting works take on a haunting edge for this exhibition, as he focuses on the theme of Hidden Earth. Tendrils, flowers and branches come out to play as they extend and mimic body postures akin to humans, while at times merging with the protagonists in the backgrounds. Influences from his childhood are also identifiable, where his studies of traditional Chinese calligraphy reveal themselves as they integrate themselves in the abstract creations.

“Hidden Earth by Fang Wei” will run from July 15 to August 5 at the Richard Koh Fine Art gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with a display of 15 oil and watercolor paintings. For those interested, an opening reception will be held on July 15, from 6pm-9pm.

For more information, visit RKFA’s website here.

 
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