About the Artist Fan Shao Hua
About the Artist
Fan Shao Hua held an acclaimed retrospective of his work at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 2015. His “Journey in Art” has embraced a profound understanding of the essential nuances, commonalities and distinctions between Eastern and Western artistic techniques. Spanning 40 years Fan Shao Hua has developed and built his own unique style, artistic vision and sensibilities, whilst throughout enjoying great success and recognition. Contributing factors as such have led to an increase in value of his art, resulting in its heightened potential as a superior collectable over the years.
Fan Shao Hua was born in 1963 in the city of Guangzhou, China and began studying Chinese ink painting from the tender age of 10. He graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Arts. Besides being the prestigious winner of ‘Painting of the Year Award’ at the 19th UOB Painting of the Year Competition in 2000 and International Premium Oil Painting Artist Award in Hong Kong, Fan has through the years won numerous art awards and to date has held 29 local and overseas solo exhibitions. He has been featured in a number of publications such as Mondial Collections Art in Asia, American International Artist Magazines, Asian Art News, Channel News Asia and Straits Times Singapore.
In the Lotus and Landscape series we have the opportunity to focus on two of his most particular passions. These are subject matters that resonate with deeply held historical, artistic and philosophical traditions in China and the wider world. Fan Shao Hua openly acknowledges these connections, and takes viewers of these powerful themes further into his own particular vision of creativity, imagination, energy and the essential life force.
Look closely at the Lotus’ of Fan Shao Hua, here you will find no simple recording of floral beauty, but a symphonic power of dreamlike, yet essentially naturalistic and subtle optimism in the battle between chaos and purity that is the human condition. We see the colours of the seasons, the vibrancy of the dance of life with the eternal Lotus at its heart.
His Landscapes are universal narratives of the imagination, not restricted to a fixed time and place. They transcend any East West dichotomy and appeal to the intuitive nature of the observer. Each canvas stands powerfully by itself, layered with a confident yet subtle, vibrancy of colour, musical lyricism and movement. Form and line borrow from the beauty and tradition of Chinese calligraphy and philosophy, but, they are not restricted by traditional perspectives. They come alive in expanding waves of the internal human recognition of the power of nature.
Experience the beauty of these two series from Fan Shao Hua’s 2015 collection to his most recent work at the 3-day special preview.
Part of the proceeds from the sales of artwork at the preview will be donated to NAFA Development Fund.
An evening with Fan (by invitation only)
Friday 26 Jan 2018, 7pm to 9pm
Enjoy a relaxing and informative evening with live music and good company as we appreciate the work of renowned artist, Fan Shao Hua. Fan will share the inspirations that lay behind his creation of the Lotus and Landscape series. Be captivated by the virtuosity of Fan Shao Hua as he performs a live portrait painting demonstration in Chinese ink. Let this be your perfect time to establish a deep connection with Fan and his Art. Be our guest! RSVP to Wai Teo at 8128 3712 or email [email protected] We look forward to hosting you!
Refreshments will be served.
january 26 (Friday) - 28 (Sunday)