This series is inspired by my shadow aspect and the disturbed beauties that I 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 - says Sonia
Sonya FU Man Yi (b.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.
Fu's chosen medium - digital painting - encompasses an intricate technique which Fu paints with very detailed and delicate brushwork. The finished digital artwork is produced as limited edition archival prints for a broader audience and collectors to enjoy and acquire the work. Fu has recently employed new printing methods such as Diasec and 3D Lenticular, these exquisite processes further enrich the depth and colors in Fu's vibrant digital delights.
Being heavily inspired by her dreams and spirituality, Fu blends her subject matters with symbolic metaphors and the unseen beauties she encountered 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.