Artbomb – Fangmin Wu

Artbomb is not your average exhibition.  Artbomb: connect + create brings together local artists, our local community and Hurstville Museum & Gallery in a slow release explosion of creativity and artistic expression. This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with artists, as they work within our space. Come in and reconnect.

On Tuesday 16 June 2020 between 10.00am – 1.00pm, visitors will be able to watch and chat with local artist Fangmin Wu as he creates an artwork live in the gallery space at Hurstville Museum & Gallery. We were able to ask Fangmin a few questions in regard to his artistic practice.

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Fangmin Wu with his work A new day, Georges River Art Prize 2019 at Hurstville Museum & Gallery.

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 began his solo art exhibition in 1997 after graduating from Sydney College of Arts with an Honours Degree in Visual Arts. In recent years, his works have been selected for several major art exhibitions both in Australia and internationally.

Can you give us an insight into your artistic process? Is your work pre-planned or created intuitively? How long does each work take to complete?

It was pre-planned but after the outbreak the home isolation gave me more time to think and paint.

Can you explain your technique; how you manipulate the medium?

The style of my work is somewhere between realism and expressionism, oil and acrylic are my main mediums. I love to use big brushes and a palette knife to build bold colours and textures.

White Rose with Mask

White rose with mask, Fangmin Wu.

Do you keep some kind of ongoing drawing book or diary? Or a collection of images or photographs for inspiration?

Yes.

Who are your favourite artists? Who do you draw inspiration from?

Salvador Dalí and Wassily Kandinsky.

View more of Fangmin’s works at http://fmwuart.com.au

Featured image: Untitled study, Fangmin Wu.

Artbomb will be on display at Hurstville Museum & Gallery from 9 June – 26 July 2020.

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