Fan Shao Hua
Lives and Works: Singapore
Fan Shao Hua (b.1963) Guangzhou, China. He started Chinese ink painting at a tender age of 10 at the Secondary School of Fine Arts. Subsequently, he graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts.
Besides being the prestigious winner of ‘Painting of the Year Award’ at the 19th UOB Painting of the Year Competition in 2000 and International Premium Oil Painting Artist Award in Hong Kong in 2008, Fan has through the years won numerous art awards and held many exhibitions overseas – Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Paris. He is also a member of Singapore Art Society, Society of Chinese Artists and Japan Modern Arts Association, and been featured in a number of publications such as Mondial Collections Art in Asia, Straits Times Singapore, American International Artist Magazines and Channel News Asia.
As an artist, Fan is constantly experimenting and evolving. He fuses realism with his creative ideas and representational art in his artistic expressions. He exploits generously both the Chinese technique of ‘ink splash’ and ‘creased paper background’, and the Western tradition of representational art techniques in many of his compositions. His artworks is where East meets West and this style is constantly brought up by a level in his paintings as he applies it in various ways and to different subjects. These can be seen most evidently in “The Landscape” and “The Abstract” series of paintings. Fan continues to push the boundary of blending Chinese and Western techniques in his art. He gets his inspiration from nature. He believes strongly in the harmonious interactions between man and the unadulterated environment. He devotes considerable time to visiting the Chinese countryside and famous mountains like Taishan, Lushan and Huangshan in order to feel connected with nature and to gain inspiration for his works.
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