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Words by ArtChina founder Aimin Liu

My friendship with Fu Chunmei has bloomed, as beautifully as the flowers in her paintings, and her career as an artist. I’m delighted to see her solo exhibition has successfully finished last month in New York, and thrilled to announce that soon ArtChina will exhibiting her paintings here in the UK. Today, I am so excited to give you a glimpse of her new works and introduce my friend to you. 

“Whenever I see the plants endure growth, I believe that the seasons will not take them away. They live tenaciously both in the fields and in my pictures. Wherever I am, I am always as infatuated with plants as I am with this world generally,” she said.

Photo: The Realm of Flowers – series, mixed media on canvas, 50x40cm, 2019

We can all see the reasons why we are so obsessed with plants; they continue to demonstrate the life cycle through blooming to falling back into the soil, season after season, year after year, in front us, reflecting a shorter cycle of human’s life itself.

Photo: The Realm of Flowers – series, mixed media on canvas, 50x40cm, 2019

In her paintings, Fu Chunmei divides the surface into several sections or pieces with different colours. This is not purely for the purposes of composition, but is actually suggesting the two sides of the journey of our lives. When we see these different ways of applying colours within the same painting, the psychological reflection caused by that visual transformation is the sigh of a short life. Those blooming flowers will lose their shine in an instant, and how can we not be saddened? Her strong affection for plants has appeared in most of her painting in varying degrees.

Photo: The Realm of Flowers – series, mixed media on canvas, 50x 70cm, 2019

From the depths of her brushstrokes, she works to communicate her passion ,and has devoted herself to painting every details of her subject. She painted the meridians of the mosaics as capillaries until she conveyed to a sense of life. And her fascination with life is reflected in the delicate details of the flowers and leaves, which reflect in turn on her own experience of translating the cycle of life into an artistic process.

Photo: The Realm of Flowers – series, mixed media on canvas, 50x 70cm, 2019

Contact us for prints and stay tuned as we update our website with Fu Chunmei’s work.