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  • Lives in: Chengdu
Luo Fahui (b. 1961) was born in Chongqing, Sichuan province, and was one of the very first classes to enroll in the recently re-opened Sichuan Fine Art Institute following the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution. He graduated from the oil painting department of the Sichuan Fine Art Institute in 1985, and unlike his avant-garde peers, managed to avoid participating in many of the artistic movements that took the careers of his peers in art centers like Beijing and Shanghai abroad. He predominately works in oil, painting images of pearly, fleshy bodies amidst amorphous grey backgrounds with hints of color and bloodshed on their forms. The bodies are full of lust, loneliness, and violence, while still lives often feature flowers whose vibrant red petals look like stains, and the artist has also begun fabricating fiberglass sculptures with similar themes. Luo Fahui has shown extensively within China, receiving his first solo show at the National Art Museum of China in 1993. Since the early nineties, he has also shown modestly abroad.


Painting is the only channel by which I can to express my ideas, spirit, emotions and desires. It is my own space to distill my hopes. It is here that I experience of freedom of thought, life’s perfection, simplicity of language and inner emptiness. Painting helps me to feel the joy and lightness, enabling me to continue living out my existence.

Using images to unearth the feelings that are closest to me is enough. I could spend a lifetime exploring and expanding my deepest self. I am fortunate that this motivation never tires. My main goals are exercising self-control and sharpening my sensitivity, for these can always be drawn upon throughout one’s life. I have experienced life’s strangeness and joy, turned these emotions into images, and used reason to understand the vitality and energy behind human nature.


Solo Exhibitions:
2008“Fairyland” Dolores Desierra Gallery Madrid Spain
2007“Rose Coordinate” Sunshine Art ·Beijing Gallery
Drifting desire-----The art of LuoFahui Z-art Center
2006“Unfulfilled Lust & Desire”, Indonesia National Archives, Indonesia
Drifting Desire ----- Art Gallery of China Academy of Art
2005“Depth of Desire: Luo Fahui’s Oil Painting Exhibition”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2004“Rose 2003-2004” HongKong Karin Weber
“A Garden of Roses”, Macau- Oriental Foundation, Macau, China
2003Magical Life Hongkong A+A
2002“ Rose 2002: Luo Fahui’s” Chengdu Modern Museum of Arts
2001Along The Path:Of Being' Hongkong A+A
2000“Luo Fahui’s solo Exhibition” BLOXHAM GALLERIES, London
1993“ Luo Fahui’s Oil Painting Exhibition” China ArtGallery
Group Exhibitions:
2009 'HOW DO I KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD? BY WHAT IS WITHIN ME' ,Willem Kerseboom, Amsterdam
“CIGE2009 ” Beijing China
“Chine-Nouvelles Visions” La Maison LOO Paris France
“ARCO40” Madrid Spain
“Chinese Feeling-ChongQing Station” 501Contemporary Art Museum
“Personality” Chengdu Lan Ding Art Museum
2008“ACAF NY2008” New York USA
“Corresponding” Nanjing & Chengdu Contemporary Art Exhibition Qinghe Art Centre
“Painting & Sculpture of Digital Era” Chengdu Kong Gang 10 Art Centre
“Share the Joy” New Media Art Exhibition Shenzhen 22 Art Area
“A Tale of Two Cities” Qingdao TianYuan Art Museum
“In the Midst of the View” Shanghai 800 Art Centre
“ Art Charity for China” Shanghai, Japan,& Hongkong
“ Go Game, Beijing” Brands United, Germany
“Shenzhen ContemporaryArt Invitational Exhibition”Qianxiang Art Organization Shenzhen
“New Vision of China” Italy
“ Floating Land” Chinese Cotemporary New Paintings Si FangContemporary Art Museum
“Visual Sensation” Shanghai Art Museum Shanghai China
“The Spirit of Picture”---The Invited Exhibition of Modern Art World Trade Commercial Center Shanghai China
“Faces and Faces” ; Dolores de Sierra Galería de Arte, Madrid, Spain
2007“Reconstructed World View” K Gallery
“The Supplemental History” Contemporary Art Works From Collection of GDMOA GuangdongMuseum of Art
ACAF NY, NewYork
“Post-avant-garde: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Hong Kong, China
“Red Mountains & Green Water: Sino-Germany Art Traveling Exhibition”, Lübeck Gallery & Speyer Meseum, Germany
“Breaking Through Vision: Five Artists’ Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Painting”, Contemporary ChineseArt Center,Bangkok, Thailand
“Setting Out from Southwest”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guandong, China
The Third Guiyang Biennial, Guiyang Art Museum, Guizhou, China
“Transparent Ju”, Tibet, China
“From Countryside Modernity to Metropolitan Utopia 1976~2006”, Boyi Gallery, Beijing, China
2006“Flower or Not”, Sung Chuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Link Together—Sino-Indonesia Associated Exhibition Anessa Art Centre
2005“Concept Art: Chinese Contemporary Painting Exhibition”, The Tap Seac Gallery, Macau, China
“Montpellier/Chine: MC1 Biennale international”, Montpellier, France
Chengdu Biennial, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2004 Living in Chengdu ShenzhenArt Museum
“Dreams of the Dragon’s Nation: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
“Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting”, National Gallery of Modern Art, Kolkata, India
“60-70’s Excellent Young Artists Nomination Exhibition” Beijing Modern Museum of Art
2003“Qiongqing Capsicum-American Itineracy Exhibition” Art Museum of OhioUniversity
“Art Exhibition of China Today” Beijing CenturyAlter Art Museum
2002“Focus on the Mainland” Beijing CenturyAlter Art Museum
2001Chengdu Biennial, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
“Post-Politics”, Bloxham Galleries, London, UK
“Chilis Aus Chongqing”, Kassel, Germany
1999“Popular Pictures in 1990s”, INTEX Shanghai, Shanghai, China
1998Collection Exhibition of Shanghe Art Museum Shenzhen He XiangningArt Gallery
1996Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Reality, Today and Tomorrow: Chinese Contemporary Art in 1996”, International Art Garden Museum, Beijing, China
1992The First Biennial of Art in 1990s, Guangzhou, China


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