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Surreal Paintings by Sonya Fu
Sonya Fu (b. Fu Man-Yi 1982) is a surrealist artist based in Hong Kong. Growing up in the former British Colony where East meets West, Fu is influenced by both Oriental and Western culture.
Starting from 2010, Fu has exhibited in galleries and art fairs across Hong Kong, China, America, Australia and Germany. Fu’s work has been featured in many renowned art publications including Curvy, Laminate Most Wanted and the Semi-Permanent art books.
In 2011, Fu was endorsed by Semi-Permanent as a new and notable artist of Hong Kong and selected to demonstrate live digital painting for Wacom at Semi-Permanent HK. In the same year, Fu was awarded with Perspective Magazine’s ‘40 Under 40’ which celebrates and acknowledges top young creative talent throughout Asia.
Fu’s chosen medium is digital painting, this encompasses an intricate and unique process which enables her to paint with very detailed and delicate brushstrokes. Using inspirations from dreams, music, morality and religious belief systems, Fu bases her subject matter on hypnagogic imagery and the unseen beauties she has encountered during episodes of sleep paralysis. All of this combined introduces the obscure and eerie atmosphere in Fu’s work.
Sonya quotes “My art can be disturbing to the audience, but this is my honest interpretation of the consciousness that lies deep within me. If my work manages to scare, sadden, excite or inspire people, then I am doing the right thing as an artist – creating and conveying emotion.”
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