A complex assembly of shadows and reflections, human presences, images of interiors and natural landscapes, Fu Site's pictorial language borrows the codes of the oneiric world, to give life to scenes that open the field of interpretation. Even though we are far from the somber atmospheres that characterized his early works, a certain tension still lingers. By subtly combining fragmented images and overlapped narrative layers, Fu Site knows how to provoke a certain ambiguity in our perception of time, depriving the scene of any logical coherence.
Like memories or specters, his enigmatic anti-heroes softly appear on the turbid surface of the canvas: they inhabit space without really belonging to it. Their juxtaposition with baroque decorations and, more recently, contemporary interiors, whose elements are sometimes barely suggested, plunges the viewer into an ongoing story with multiple denouements.
For the recent work in 2020 and 2021, Fu focuses on the connections between different creatures, that is also the reason he called his new series "Game of the creatures"
"The core of my image is the connection between things. This series of works presents the complex expressions of these connections. Nature, figures, creatures or fictional forms meet each other in painting. Coexistence, game and anti-hierarchy are the keywords of these works. I am also interested in how the concepts of pleasure, insidiousness, desire, and sacredness are connected with the visual experience. I would imagine what kind of dialogue these works will create with the viewer. I hope they retain universal readability in terms of visual perception, but at the same time remain mysterious. The channels of reading depend on intuition and sensibility. They can have no precise significance and meanwhile be open to all meanings.-Fu Site
Fu Site was born in the Liaoning Province, China in 1984. He graduated from Tsinghua University in Beijing (2006), the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Versailles (2011) and the Ecole Superieure d'Art du Nord Pas de Calais (2014). Having lived one third of his life in France, Fu's work grapples with the romanticization of western cultural signifiers.