Sonya Fu, born 1982 is a visual artist from Hong Kong. Growing up in the former British Colony where East meets West, Fu is influenced by both Oriental and Western culture.

Strange Love from Hongkong

Since 2010, Fu has exhibited in many art galleries and international art fairs around the world. Fu’s work has been featured in many art publications including Curvy, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and the Semi-Permanent art books.

Being heavily inspired by her dreams and spirituality, Fu blends her subject matters with symbolic metaphors and the unseen beauties she encounters during Hypnagogic state – the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep. All of this combined introduces an eerie and obscure atmosphere in Fu’s visual narratives.

One-Person Dance

Digital Painting (2019) Second work of her “Love Thyself series”.

Love Thyself

Digital Painting (2019) . First work of her “Love Thyself series”. 

Implode

This series is inspired by her shadow aspect and the disturbed beauties that she encounter during transitional state between wakefulness and sleep. They are also the result of self-acceptance and self-realization. We have to understand that where there is light, there must be shadow. It is only when we learn the art of dancing with shadows, we will begin to find balance and happiness.

As Flowers Fall by Sonya Fu: www.sonyafu.com

“Art is a powerful visual language and creating art is a calming and therapeutic process. I would like to share with people my dreamscape, its beauty and its oddity. It might be an eerie creature, a whimsical scenery or a disturbed beauty who speaks words of wisdom – they are all embodiments of my subconscious mind. If my work manages to stir emotions and provoke thoughts, then I am doing the right thing as an artist – creating and conveying emotion.” says Fu.

Hush! by Sonya Fu

Anitya by Sonya Fu

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