Xiaowei Fang, is a digital visual artist based in London, seamlessly blends her background in fashion design and animation with her artistic practice. Her artistic repertoire encompasses 3D modeling, scene construction, animation production, and AR interaction. Drawing upon her expertise in these areas, she seamlessly combines elements of fashion, technology, and visual storytelling to craft immersive and thought-provoking experiences.
Her works often delve into the intricate relationship between religion, humanity, and artificial intelligence, which stems from her deep understanding of Buddhist concepts such as reincarnation and the perception of life and death. As an old Buddhist saying goes, Birth and death, like the ebb and flow of ocean waves, endless and without beginning. It expresses the idea that sentient beings continuously go through the cycle of birth, aging, sickness and death, known as samsara.
Additionally, she explores the relationship between gods and humanity in her Graduation works. Building upon these themes, She has created two silicon-based digital Buddha sculptures. Meanwhile, she has brought these creations to life through mesmerizing 3D animations.
The artist has long been intrigued by the harmonization of East Asian art with the context of the information age, aiming to construct a purely mechanical virtual world. In this world, the externalization of machinery, virtual matter, traditional deities, and Buddha statues, as well as intelligent AI, all become elements of her creative expression. The vast and the intricate, the present and the historical, come together to form a powerful visual impact.