The wireframe rendering reveals the fire fluid’s 3D mesh structures, relating visually to other image study mediums such as drawing, painting, and photography. The lines, faces, and volumes within the frames are set up and simulated through the tools of topographical computer rendering, invoking imageries that could be perceived as fires in the woods.
Snow Yunxue Fu
“Fire Line Studies” is a post-photographic 3D moving piece that portraits the states of fire burning. The forest fire has been a destructive phenomenon that is also, unfortunately, a common occurrence in recent times. Whether caused by natural or human-made reasons, it could be rather a destructive and uncontrollable force. However, the bushes in the scenes of the virtual flames maintain their seemly unbreakable shapes, unlike the physical trees and forest that are easily ruined by the all-consuming fires.
now Yunxue Fu is a US-based Chinese-born New Media Artist, Curator, and Assistant Arts Professor in the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Using topographical computer-rendered images and installations, her practice merges historical, post-photographic, philosophical, and painterly explorations into the universal aesthetic and definitive nature of the techno sublime.
With a background in painting, Fu remains the youngest artist collected by the National Art Museum of China. She sees her transition into new media as a natural extension of her conceptual research in which she draws parallels between the physical, metaphysical, digital, and multi-dimensional spaces. Fu’s artwork has been shown internationally in solo shows, group exhibitions, screenings, and festivals including the New York Gallery of Chinese Art, New York; Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy; Pioneer Works, New York; NADA Art Fair, New York; Sedition, Hong Kong; Arebyte Gallery, London, UK; Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, Shenzhen, China; Current Museum of Art, New York, Thoma Art House, Santa Fe; Currents Santa Fe New Media Art Festival, New Mexico; The Wrong Biennale, the Internet, and etc. Her work has also been collected by the Currents Museum of Art in New York.
Her work reviews and interviews have been covered in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Arebyte on Screen, Sedition, the St. Louis Magazine Art Review, Guangzhou Today’s Focus in China, and etc. She participated in residencies such as the Hatch Residency through the Chicago Artist Coalition, Biocultura Residency in Santa Fe NM, Lexington and Concord Artist Residency in Illinois, and Estudio Nómada’s Mas els Igols Residency in Barcelona, Spain. She has given lectures and presented on her work and research in conferences, symposiums, and institutions around the world including International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia in Brisbane Australia, the Chinese-American Art Faculty Symposium, Veritas Forum, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago, and China Academy of Art.