Rao Fu was born in Beijing, P.R. China and lives and works in Dresden, Germany. His works explore the differences and similarities of Western and Eastern culture; “Chimerika” tries to create a new concept of humanity, the chimera (a term used to describe the symbiotic relationship between China and the United States of America) . The colorful paintings, most on paper, show vague conflicts and internal tension between and inside the protagonists. One essential focus in Rao Fu’s fantasy landscapes is nature, and its exploitation through mankind. Their relationship is characterized by destruction and redevelopment, an endless cycle.
Works in Public Collections:
The National Museum of History and Art Luxembourg (MNHA)
Art Fund of the State Art Collections
Dresden Dresden City Art Museum
Awards and Grants:
2016 Heimspiel – Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, scholarship of Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
2014 Project funding, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
2008-12 Scholarship of the Heinrich-Böll-Fondation
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