Artist: Fanny Tang
acrylic on round wood
4 inches diameter
Fanny Tang is a painter and multimedia artist who creates 2D paintings and 3D installation or sculpture that related to our nature in surreal style.
Fanny Tang was born on the beautiful island of Nauru, a Central Pacific island near Australia, which was formerly known as Pleasant Island. Her father, who was also an artist, was a great influence on her and inspired her to pursue her dreams of becoming an artist. She holds a BFA in oil painting from the University of Calgary in Canada. In 2013, she finished her MFA in Fresco painting from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. The artist has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Beijing, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Canada. Now she currently lives and works in Canada.
Using spherical forms as a starting point of a transformation, artist Fanny Tang explores the phases of life, death, and rebirth as they cycle in a perpetual loop. Her observations of the world led the artist to encounter circles repeatedly. She noticed that several life forms like human cells and planets like the Earth are expressed in circular forms that act as containers that support living life forms. Each individual artwork acts as a microcosm that belongs to a bigger ecosystem when seen as a whole.
Fanny Tang uses lines as a transitional phase of cycles, where her execution ranges from nebulous shapes to staccato punctuations to intertwining lines of webs. The variation of the artist’s linework demonstrates the unique traits of individualistic life forms and the repeated patterns that link the subject to an overall whole. The artist’s use of vibrant, jewel-toned colours and rich ochres emphasize the richness found in life, whereas the transparency of colour implies quietness within the composition. It is within the silent moments that the duality of death and rebirth is implied in the paintings. Since life itself is represented through boldness and vibrancy, death and rebirth are aligned in the cycle to loop continually over and over again.
Fanny Tang (邓博贤)是一位画家和综合媒体艺术者，她用超现实风格创作了有关我们大自然主题的二维绘画和3维的装置立体作品。