Photo © Fan LI
This is the trunk of an oak. The tree grows on a small road in front of my house. I am familiar with this road because I have to pass the way several times every day. One day, I went out on this road as usual. When I saw this face, I was stunned.
I named this work "The Scream" for two reasons. The first is that I thought immediately about the face in The Scream by Edvard Munch when I saw it. The second reason is that I want to wake me up at all times. Do not give up observation even in ordinary places, because there may be a good surprise.
Fan LI FRANCE
Born in Beijing, Fan Li learned the essentials of visual arts beginning in childhood. His father, a professional photojournalist, shared his technical knowledge as well as his passion for the visual arts. In 2004, Fan Li settled in Paris to study. He brought with him his camera to immortalise the city and the wonders of Europe that he counted on visiting. Made public, his photos won many international prizes. In 2017, the artist decided to rethink his technique and to take on new experiments. He explains: “Maybe because I’m an only child, I like unique things that can’t be copied. One day, I saw that my work hadn’t evolved in the past five years. I decided to say farewell to this method of taking photos in order to adopt another.” Since then, Fan Li uses his camera like a paintbrush and favors long expositions to put his interior world into images. In 2020, Fan Li was included as a contract artist by the gallery YELLOW KORNER.
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