A complex assembly of shadows and reflections, human presences, images of interiors and natural landscapes, Fu Site’s pictorial language borrows the codes of the oneiric world, to give life to scenes that open the field of interpretation By subtly combining fragmented images and overlapped narrative layers, Fu Site knows how to provoke a certain ambiguity on our perception of time, depriving the scene of any logical coherence.
Like memories or spectres, his enigmatic anti-heroes softly appear on the turbid surface of the canvas: they inhabit space without really belonging to it. Their juxtaposition with baroque decorations and, more recently, contemporary interiors, whose elements are sometimes barely suggested, plunges the viewer into an ongoing story with multiple denouements
Fu Site was born in the Liaoning province (China) in 1984. He graduated from Tsinghua University in Beijing (2006), the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Versailles (2011) and the Ecole Supérieure d’Art du Nord Pas de Calais (2014). In 2013 he has been awarded with the first Canson painting award.
Born in Liaoning, China in 1984
Currently works and lives in Paris, France
Fu Site: Forking Paths | GAWA (TCT and Co.x W. Ming), W. Ming Art, Shanghai, China
Disrupted Narrative, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
De l’Est à Paris, Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai, Chine
Art Paris 2016, Paris, France
Vienna Contemporary 2016, Vienna, Austria
Asia Now 2016, Paris, France
State of mind – Painting China Now , Group show, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
Politicians, Solo Exhibition, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
Don’t Look Back, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium
Life, Death and Beauty, Parcours d’artistes-40 BAM (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mons), Mons, Belgium
Parcours d’art contemporain de Carcassone, Hotel de la cité médiévale, Carcassonne, France
Prix Art School, Espace Canson, 59 rue de Rivoli, Paris, France
OOZ, Galerie de l’Ecole Supérieure d’art du Nord-Pas de Calais, Tourcoing, France
La Chine s’expose, Centre culturel de Douvrin, Douvrin, France
Prémices, à la galerie de l’Ecole des beaux-arts de Versailles, Versailles, France
Gong mei bei, galerie de l’Université Tsinghua, Beijing, China
Concours Prix Art School, 1er prix en peinture organisé par La société Canson
Concours Parcours d’art contemporain de Carcassonne, 1er prix organisé par la ville de Carcassone
Concours de la peinture, La Tribu 1er Prix. Organisé par le magazine Artension en partenariat avec La tribu des artistes
Concours Masque, 1er Prix en peinture, organisé par le CROUS Université
Galerie Paris-Beijing is particularly pleased to exhibit the latest works by the painter Site Fu for the first time in its Parisian space.
Realized between 2013 and 2014, the series Politicians is his most recent. It evokes the complexity – and even the cruelty – of contemporary debates and political battles, creating scenes in which evanescent male figures argue, discuss or simply find themselves in strange situations. Behind the curtains of a waiting room, between the veils of a canopy or in the reflection of a pool, troubling scenes emerge, as if insidious truths were hiding under an apparent calm.
Site Fu’s canvases seem to superimpose the layers and time of the narrative, introducing a psychological dimension to the space. Hallucinatory visions rear up in the immobile décor like traces or snippets of memories or fantastical presences. A perfectly mastered use of mixed media – China ink, pencil and oils – allows Site Fu to play with the spatial layers to introduce a blurred temporality.
This young Chinese painter’s references range from Goya to Francis Bacon to romantic painting. In his works, we find a fascination for shadows, allegories, fantasy and the unconscious. The disequilibrium in the composition and framing, the very dark color palette with nuances of ochre and grey and the tortured figures bent into the texture of the canvas evoke these artistic references.
Site Fu also loves cinema: he admires David Lynch and says he’s very influenced by the “seventh art”. He composes his paintings with a pronounced taste for mises en scène, making use of framing techniques borrowed from cinema such as freeze frames. The moments are therefore fixed on the canvas, creating a feeling of expectation as if they were suspense-filled fragments from a film.
Site Fu was born in Liaoning (China) in 1984. He earned his diploma from the University of Tsinghua/Beijing (2006) and the Versailles School of Fine Arts (2011). This young and talented painter has won numerous prizes and awards, including the Canson Prize in 2013. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in China and France, where he lives and works today.