Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Fang Qi exhibits in Newcastle University Summer exhibition
'Fang Qi is a Chinese artist and illustrator currently undertaking a practice-based PhD at Newcastle University on the relationship between illustration and installation art. Her research will contribute to new visual narrative strategies in illustration which aim to reconstruct the self and identity.
Fang Qi’s works encompass drawing, illustration, video, animation, installation and creative writing. She has been deeply influenced by the artists Song Yongping, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Marc Chagall and novelist Woolf Virginia, as well as the open art theory of Umberto Eco and the power theory of Jean Baudrillard. Her works attempt to arouse audience’s self-awareness and values of their roles in the powers, trying to construct a legal position of “independent self” in modern China.'
"In the dialogues and puzzles aroused in her unsettled shapes and tangled metaphors she unveils the absence of ‘self’ in oriental philosophy and collectivism."