Fang Xin

Born in: 1978, China
Lives in: Shanghai, China
Education: Bachelor of Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts
Describe your art in three words: Cosmology, civilization, divinity
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Earth, Die Out - Bronze 36 x 27 x 22 €6,300

My thinking is the relationship between the universe, life, wisdom, society and spirit. I think art itself is a unique language, which can convey information that words can not express, and I just use this language to convey my cosmological view. My works also use contemporary context to re-read the known, reshape the history on the time axis, and reshape the cognitive structure.

Water, State of Matter - Bronze 65 x 28 x 28 cm €7,000
What themes does your work involve?
The sequence of works is mainly composed of "Civilization", " Wonderful world", "Warring & States" and so on.
Describe your creative process.
I use virtual reality sculpture software to quickly record my thoughts. Virtual reality sculpture software can quickly record inspiration, and then complete the final work through detailed modeling, combining 3D printing and casting.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
The creation process of sculpture gives me the feeling of God's perspective. I can use art as a language to communicate with the world. The creation process also becomes the process of thinking about the world.
What are your goals and plans as an artist in 2023?

I will gradually turn to new forms and new languages, which will be closer to the expression of the theme of civilization in my mind.

How do recent advancements in technology affect your art practice? How may recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (image generator software) affect the definition of fine art?
In recent years, I have been using virtual reality technology as a creative tool. I have created sculptures in virtual space, free from many restrictions of gravity, structure, temperature and humidity. Virtual reality allows me to create more freely, and through the cooperation of both hands, it still completes the process of manual creation. AI as a newly emerging technology, has made progress in terms of technology. But in terms of copyright and respect for the original author, it still needs to be improved.
What is the role of the artist today?
Since ancient times, artists have been like singing poets. Through singing epic poems, people can understand the world, know heroes and the value of individual existence.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
There is no good art. Everything in the world is relative. I think art is a unique language. Its appearance is even earlier than the previous written language. It conveys more complex communication information. As a language of communication, its meaning comes from whether the content conveyed is more valuable.
Civilization 4 - Bronze and stainless steel 24 x 24 x 87 cm €7,000
Civilization 3 - Bronze and stainless steel 34 x 34 x 63 cm €7,000
Civilization 2 - Bronze and stainless steel 32 x 32 x 59 cm €7,000
Wind, Law - Bronze 62.5 x 34 x 25 cm €7,400
Metal, Awakening - Bronze 35.5 x 32.7 x 22 cm €6,300
Fire, Energy - Bronze 55 x 25 x 27 €8,000
Wood, Genesis Bronze 48 x 39 x 34 €9,000
Civilization 1# - Bronze and stainless steel 38 x 38 x 55 €7,000


This interview was published by Circle Foundation of the Arts. © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist

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