24 Installation view of “Round and Square Characters Lu Fusheng Chinese Calligraphy Art Exhibition”

From May 9 to May 18, 2015, “Round and Square Characters: Lu Fusheng Chinese Calligraphy Art Exhibition” is being held at Xingtan Art Museum in Beijing. It is the first solo exhibition of Chinese calligraphy for Lu Fusheng and the style of the “Fusheng Font” as a concept will be announced to the public for the first time.

“Fusheng Font”: a Style of Calligraphy, Font, and the Syntheses of Knowledge

Lu Fusheng’s exquisite artistic skill in calligraphy, combined with profound training in philology, has experienced decades of accumulation, wondering, refining and generalization in the style of calligraphy the “Fusheng Font” is thus naturally formed.

The famous artist of Chinese calligraphy and painting Chen Peiqiu pointed out:

“Lu Fusheng’s calligraphy was diverted from the inscribed tablets and silks and integrated a variety of characteristics of regular script, cursive writing, seal character and official script, to form his individual features, so it can be called ‘Fusheng Font’ ”, and she wrote the three Chinese characters “Fusheng Font” to commemorate the exhibition.

Lu Fusheng: Retreat Reading and Highlight Meaning

Lu believes that the subjectivity of the calligraphy was formed in the process of the unity of beauty and the use was replaced by the separation of beauty and use so it promotes art in the inhibition of the reading of the content of calligraphy.

Lu boldly penetrates into the cultural roots to hide the readability of calligraphy. Using the“Fusheng Font” he wrote on the variant fonts, collected from various documents, books, cultural relics, materials, which were integrated and transformed into a kind of rich and unified visual image, so the text is unreadable, which makes the work become a calligraphy artwork of a unique aesthetic value; Secondly it is a textual work available for exploration, after regaining content it deepens the understanding of works; finally it is a cultural product that is available to read and expound, and to experience the spiritual realm of traditional culture. Increasingly improving the interpretation of work to refresh the exhibition, skillfully and patiently guiding the audience to feel the multivariate calligraphy and to taste the visual cultural feast between the traditional and contemporary, between the east and the west.

About the artist

Lu Fusheng is a famous artist, art theorist, publisher, artistic curator, cultural scholar. He was born in Dongyang, Zhejiang Province, currently lives in Shanghai. He graduated from the Department of Traditional Chinese Painting, China Academy of Art. He is the director of the China Artists Association, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Artists Association, Editor-in-Chief of Shanghai Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Press, General Manager of Shanghai Duoyunxuan,at the same time serving as the editor-in-chief of journals such as “Calligraphy”, “Duoyun”, “Art Contemporary”, “Public Art”, etc., he is also the Doctoral tutor of the China Academy of Art, the College of Fine Arts at Shanghai University, a painter of the Shanghai Institute of Chinese Painting. He is good at Chinese painting and calligraphy, poetry, and aesthetic theory. His works have participated in various group exhibitions and solo exhibitions at home and abroad, and were collected by several important art museums at home and abroad. His monographs include the “Theory of Nature and Man”, “Theory of Calligraphy Ecology”, “Comprehensive Mirror for Chinese Literati Paintings”, “The Centurial Door of Chinese Painting”, “History of Chinese Literati Paintings” and he is the editor of the“Pandect of Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy”, “Illustration of Chinese Painters’ Techniques”, “Research on Chinese Painting Series”, “Shanghai Paintings Series”, “The History of Chinese Calligraphy”, “Modern Design Collection” and so on.

About the exhibition

Duration: May 9 – May 18, 2015

Venue: Beijing Xingtan Art Museum (15-3 South Xinhua Street, XichengDistrict, Beijing)

Opening time: at 2:30 pm on May 9th

Organizers:Lu Fusheng Art Foundation, Beijing Xingtan Art Museum

Courtesy of the artist, translated by Chen Peihua and edited by Sue, Photo by Xu Fan/CAFA ART INFO.

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