I am an actor and a director, I will arrange me in the painting, sometimes as a tiger, sometimes as a woman who doesn’t like to wear clothes.
Charlie Chaplin said “The world is like a big circus. It makes you thrilled. Makes me panic. Afterwards, I know it will always be Limited tenderness, infinite bitterness."
I first watched Fellini’s ‘Big Road’, and then I watched Chaplin’s circus. At the end of the play, Chaplin slowly walked out of the wheel ring left by the carriage. I looked at his back. I felt infinitely lonely and brave. At the same time there is sadness. Going to the circus in my childhood was a very happy thing. After I grew up, I discovered the cruelty of reality and the unpredictability of life, and even my memories turned into empty imaginations and gorgeous bubbles. Chaplin and Fellini use their way to recall their circus, either sad or happy. And I also try my best to make life interesting in my own way.
I watched several of his movies and his picture album. Women with big breasts and fat butts are his favourite, of course I also like them very much.
Because of my personality, I think I am a free and open person. In my life, I often fart in front of my friends. In jokes, “farting” is an impolite behavior in a civilized society, but I have to fart and I want to enjoy The joy of release, the ease of circulation. Therefore, when I always create with such a free and happy mood, my paintings are naturally harmonious and real.
Very important. First of all, the entire team of P420 is very professional. The entire exhibition is very complete and the effect is good.
I think this is an act ahead of the times. The combination of online and offline will become a popular trend. First of all, there is no doubt that my cooperation with p420 is based on trust. In August last year, they approached me and told me about their thoughts on the online exhibition. I am very happy to agree to this cooperation. And start working. I selected 8 works with Fabrizio and Alessandro, 5 of them are new works that i painted for this exhibition. p420 has found a good way to mount paintings, which makes my paintings look more perfect. Next, p420 invited Professor Pozzati to write a text for me. Ask a professional photographer to take photos of my work.The exhibition is not a single person's business. For this exhibition, at least ten people have helped me. For me, I am very fortunate to be able to cooperate with p420.
This is very interesting, because I like animals very much. When I was in Africa, I saw a male lion and a female lion hiding under a bush to enjoy the sun, but there were four to five cars around. Humans, including me, keep taking picture. Maybe the two lions are used to it, but I still feel guilty. So in my paintings, I hope people and animals have a harmonious relationship. In short, the world is peaceful.
Regarding the materials, it is purely occasional, and I did not look for a spacial kind of paper. This has just happened. I used to paint oil and acrylic. Whenever I showed my works to my professor, he always said, She Fei, this doesn’t look like yours.” Until one day, when I was in a very bad mood, when I was tidying up the bookcase, I just saw some drawing paper I brought from China, so I drew on it and I was very happy. Then I showed it to my professor. After he saw it, he liked it very much. Since then, I have been drawing on this kind of paper.
I studied landscape design at a Chinese university only because my parents felt it was easy to find a job after graduation. I have no interest in this. Those four years of university life only strengthened my confidence in becoming me instead of others. In Italy, I do what I want to do. At the beginning, I didn’t how to paint. But I did not give up, I love life, I study, travel, fall in love. Slowly, everything began to become clear.
In 2021 I hope for world peace, for you to be happy, and for me to be happy.
After my first solo show at p420,i am going to continue to collaborate with p420, we are already working on other upcoming projects together, among them another solo show in Milan.