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    Fu Hong

    Artist Statement

    I am an artist who comes from an eastern country. I have been well educated by the traditional eastern system and I have received the benefits of arduous western practice. I believe these two different systems are very precious experiences in my life. I believe artists should always try to set themeselves a new challenge, and try to take a different approach. In other words, keep a fresh feeling in the artwork. I'm not afraid to explore new ideas or experiment with my work. I believe in my solid ability and in my skills.

    Born in China in 1946, Fu Hong gained acclaim with his first solo exhibition at the China National Art Gallery in Bejing - an honour for which many artists can wait a lifetime.

    Fu Hong settled in Australia 14 years ago and has held over 30 successful solo exhibitions around the world. During this time he has been multi prize winner in both "Australian Artist" and "International Artist" Magazines; first and second prize winner 2002 & 2004 respectively, of the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award; exhibited 2000 Archibald Salon and 1996 finalist Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

    Since 2002, Fu Hong has been a finalist in many awards, winning the Best Portrait Prize of 2006 in the Lexus Mortimore Prize, as well as being chosen as a finalist in the 2008 and 2009 Archibald Prize, with a portrait of Dr. Joseph Brown and Dame Elizabeth Murdoch respectively. In 2009 Fu Hong held a major solo exhibition at the Tian Jin Museum in Tian Jin, China.

    Fu Hong is an artist of impeccable training, arduous practice and serious dedication. His work is instantly recognizable as his style expresses a unique passion and sensitivity.

    Several works have been sold at auction through Christies in Australia. Major Collections include: China National Art Gallery, Murdoch family, Sir Charles Court, Crown Casino, Ethel Turner family, Safti Military Institute of Singapore. Private Collections in China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Belguim, UK and Australia.