Fu Wenjun : Creating Art and Preserving Tradition

“Illusory Metamorphoses” by Chinese conceptual photographer Fu Wenjun, is a series which explores faith, life and death, existence and illusion, present and future.  Wenjun combines photographs of the iconic Dazu stone sculptures, with x-rays of the human skeleton.  The results of which are printed on Rongchang, a type of grass cloth which has become all but extinct.   Mr. Wenjun uses Rongchang grass cloth as a commentary on the “contemporary transformation of intangible culture”.  The cloth, used in China for thousands of years, has fallen out of fashion and is rapidly disappearing from the public eye in favor of more modern materials.  Fu Wenjun hopes.

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