"Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates."
Lush, vibrant, magical – the mindscapes created by John Fou in this unique collection offer us knowledge, a singular access to ancient mysteries, and a vivid sense of beauty and joy. From Hermes Trismegistus to the Tarot de Marseille, from infinite Venus flytrap to hidden angels, a whole world is at play in these botanical rêveries.
Offering immersive landscapes of plants curved and intertwined, painted in polychromatic swathes of distinctive strokes, Fou's new series questions traditional depictions of nature.
Despite being some of the most indispensable pillars of our planet’s ecosystems, plants' fixity and laconic essence have meant that they can be willfully overlooked, ignored, and written out of history.
While traditionally used in art history to show the power of men as divine gardeners, here John Fou reverses the trope.
Plants are no longer objects; they are the landscapes. They no longer carry the vanity of life; they are endless, infinite, wholesome, and fill the entire space with their bold and lush colors.
Trained as a dancer, John Fou's research keeps on questioning the motion of life in its purest and most direct form. By accepting the inevitable risk of falling, the
dancer transforms himself; he surrenders, and... Here angels are swallowed by nature and engaged in an all-feeling, shared identity. A vivid network of connections is dancing, one that exceeds our scientific understanding of being in the world.