Fu Site

1984 · China

Artist biography

Fu Site is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from China, like other prominent artists such as Han Bing, Shao Fan, Li Jinghu, Hongyan, and Jingze Du. Fu Site was born in 1984.

Fu Site's Gallery representation

Fu Site's work is available for viewing at Galerie Paris-Beijing | Paris in France.

Historical Context of China

An innovator in technology and technical innovation in both the arts and sciences, China and its artisans have pioneered many ground-breaking innovations. For instance, true porcelain, with kaolin as the key ingredient, was developed in China in the early 1300s. It would not be developed in Europe with the same technical quality and physical properties until 1722, when the Meissen factory in Germany also unlocked the secrets of the recipe. In the Maoist era, stretching for decades from the mid-century period, art and culture served the revolutionary communism of Chairman Mao, brimming with the heroic figures of social realism and a number of propagandist ideals.

Further Biographical Context for Fu Site

Born in 1984, Fu Site was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this idea.

Fu Site

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