Fu Qiang strongly believes in the importance of painting to one’s limit and this commitment is nicely reflected in this painting titled “Cold Autumn” Viewers observe a clear blurring of forms and are only able to briefly make out the presence of trees, a fence like structure and hint of a water body in the foreground. Instead, what strikes most viewers would be the chilling ambience in this painting, masterly forged with cool colour tones. The unrestrained brushstrokes hint at the presence of breeze in the scene, further accentuating the low temperatures of the season. Due to the lack of shape and form, viewers are invited to observe the textural qualities of the oil paint on canvas, most of which were created with the application of the palette knife. In essence, there are multiple layers and dimensions in this painting by Fu Qiang for viewers to appreciate and savour.
Fu Qiang is a professor at the Anhui University School of Arts and member of the China Oil Painting Society. His oil painting, 《春⻛风⼜又绿》was once selected to be exhibited at the 8th National Exhibition of Fine Arts, China and was awarded the second prize at the Anhui Province oil painting competition.