Disassembling nature is not a common task, but for photographer Fong Qi Wei, it is his artistic vision. Fong Qi Wei’s series “Exploded Flowers” takes the term “flower arrangement” to an entirely new meaning by making Mother Nature resemble fireworks. Fong Qi Wei showcases the radial symmetry found in flowers and the beauty of their individual components by tearing them apart and placing each part separately. By doing this, all of the various textures and shapes get to stand out on their own, becoming independent sections.
Wei has over a decade of experience in conceptual fine art photography and is based out of Singapore. “My philosophy is that an artist is a communicator and that the artist’s message should be an authentic one. The artist, in order to create great work, should strive to ensure purity of message”
By taking objects that people see every day and breaking them down into a piece of art, Wei puts an entirely new perspective on the way his viewers see the world. “Through my art, I hope to introduce my point of view to the viewers and engage them beyond aesthetics. I wish to provoke them to think further about the familiar and ordinary.”
Fong Qi Wei recently placed 2nd in the 2012 IPA under the category Nature: Flowers, and was a finalist in the France and Singapore Photographic Arts award. Luxarchive carries some of his limited edition prints. “I feel that the print is still the end point of the artistic process.” To see more of his work, or purchase prints, go to his website: http://fqwimages.com/