Fangmin Wu

Way home from Oberon, 2021

51 × 76 cm
Australian countryside, the farms and villages are often the source of inspiration for my creations. I hope that my landscape paintings are not a simple copy of nature, they should be works with passion and personality, and bring a new and different world to the viewer.
Fangmin Wu is an Australian artist based in Sydney, born in China and immigrated to Australia in 1990. Painting and drawing was his passion from an early age, He won his first art prize in provincial youth art competition in 1981, he was selected to be included in “A Great Biographic Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese Artists”. He engaged in printmaking during his early life in China, and has won numerous art prizes. He began his solo art exhibition since 1997 after graduated from Sydney College of Arts with Honours Degree in Visual Arts. In recent years, his works have been selected for several major art exhibitions both in Australia and internationally, including: “Coming Home” Beijing art exhibition 2009; Blake Art Prize (2011,2013); St. George Art Prize (2012 ,2014); Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize 2015; Waverley Art Prize 2015; Fishers Ghost Art Award (2016, 2018, 2020) First Chinese artistic achievement art exhibition 2016, Clifton Art prize and Miradas international Art Prize 2018; Highly commended prize at Bayside art prize in 2018, In 2020 he won the first prize in drawing at the Liverpool art prize. Fangmin’s artistic creation is extensive, his art making is reaction to current international events and a reflection on social issues. However, his landscapes not only capture beautiful scenery, but they also translate unique stories of time with historical traces that offer a modern connection. Creating in a style that blends realism with expressionism, he favors oils, acrylics and mixed mediums. His works have been widely collected, both privately and public, notably by the N.S.W. Nepean Public Hospital and Australian National Gallery.

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