Fu Hau-Shiuan was born in Taoyuan, Taiwan, in 1981. In 2004, he graduated from Arts and Crafts Education Department at National Hsinchu Teachers College (now National Hsinchu University of Education), and in 2009 he obtained Master’s degree from the Department of Fine Arts at National Taiwan Normal University. In his art pieces, he applies delicate brushstrokes to create “subtle beauty”. The objects he depicts are various details from his daily life, and diverse subtle things from his surroundings that he combines with his life experiences. He is good at cleverly arranging natural and artificial spaces. Anthropomorphic objects depicted in his paintings refer to the microscopic inner world of the artist. In 2006, Fu was awarded for the 9th Rising Artist Award, and won the 2nd place in the Chinese Yuan Shan Art Association Dao Zheng New Artist Awards. In 2015, “Unborn Generation” were purchased and collected by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taichung.
In this environment overloaded with information, any image that appears in life, whether it would be a fragment in an image or photography accidently taken by an amateur photographer, a work of famous artist or an ingenious concept of a company presenting its products, all of these perceptions are likely to affect the subject matter, theme, aesthetic and selection in the creation. In the environment dominant with transparent information and various communication channels on the Internet, creation, in my opinion, has become a process of continuous sharing.
In my creation, I examine some of the issues that all of us are commonly concerned about, such as the importance of environmental protection, or the concern for other human beings. The viewers, once they see the artworks, realize that there is a way to recall their own various life experiences and introspections. At the same time, I use artwork and narrative in it to build the grounds for my selections of painting composition and objects that mainly are drawn from my personal experiences.
Both, in the creation or in daily life, the outpouring of emotions is a natural, yet not easily hidden, factor. People when interacting with each other, through continuous self-reviewing and introspection, slowly find the more accurate forms of expression and develop an attitude towards the life. They express their emotions in a rational way; maybe even discover the vocabulary through which they are able to express themselves. As for spectators, I wish to provide a starting point of an extended situation. I am not aiming to forcefully indoctrinate them, yet to give them the freedom to accept and to recreate. Just as in philosophy, there is no decisive answer to all of the questions.
Therefore, during the process of creation I mainly choose to paint artificial scenes from our lives, goods produced by people, products of civilized society, life forms in nature (stones, woody vines, flowers), and other elements for self-mapping and reflection. In that moment of self-reflection, I also want to transmit to the viewer good emotion and to draw the starting point.