Xu Hongfei, born in Yangjiang City, Guangdong Province in 1963, graduated from Sculpture Department in Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1990. He is now Dean of Guangzhou Sculpture Academy and national first-grade artist.
His “Chubby Women” sculptures are quite unique in the China sculpture field. Xu Hongfei is good at applying various materials to create his homorous “Chubby Women” from different perspectives. They are bold, exaggerated but reasonable; they are the “Laurel and Hardy’’ in the sculpture comedy, carrying the praise and compliment to those chubby people. Looking back the last two hugely successful exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne, we know that this celebrated sculptor’s confìdent, humorous and happy “Chubby Women” are quite popular among the local people because such an extraordinary fresh experience is right presented on Australia soil. And his work Foreshore Frolics was even collected by Sydney government. Ever since “Chubby Women” came into being, they have been widely appreciated by people. Now “Chubby Women” sculptures have been displayed in many cities and become collections of numerous art institutions and the private at home and abroad. Chubby as they are, they are happy, cute, simple and cultured, they have their own realms. Traveling along with Xu Hongfei, “Chubby Woman” fly through France, Australia, Swiss and Thailand and arrive at its third exhibition stop, Italy. It is believed that the coming exhibition will definitely be an unexpected visual feast.