Title: Intellectual Fruit I
40 x 40"
Weight: 20.0 lbs.
This modern art deco painting by contemporary Chinese American artist Lu Hong is titled “Intellectual Fruit I”. It is an original mixed media painting (Grouch, Watercolor, Japanese and Chinese Stone Paints, Ink and Acrylic) on Rice Paper. It is a depiction on a meditation about Biblical concept of "Apple"....
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Lu Hong was born in Qin Huang Dao, a coastal city of Northeastern China. After graduating from high school in 1981, he attended the most prestigious art school in China, the Central Academy of Design and Arts in Beijing. He subsequently obtained a scholarship from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and moved to the United States in 1986. After his work was introduced by Segal Fine Art during the New York Art Expo and Los Angeles Art Expo in 1987, Lu Hong become one of the most acclaimed contemporary Chinese artists in the world. His works have been exhibited in Japan, France, Holland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Canada. He has had shows in most major American cities, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, Baltimore, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, Houston, and Honolulu. Lu Hong's works and exhibitions have been reviewed by many local and international publications, including Art in America, Art News, Architectural Digest, Artists (Taiwan), The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Weekly, World News and China Daily News. In 1989, Segal Fine Art published the book "Lu Hong Life and Art," by Wen-Kuang Chang and Jeffrey Goldberg. In 2009, SCH Art Publising House, Beijing and Bowerbird Production releasd a new art album "Lu Hong," which included some recent original work of the artist.
From western modern art, Cubism and Surrealism are two fundamental conceptual influences on me. However, the overall construction of my work is still rooted in traditional Chinese painting, both in terms of composition and technique. I try to focus on the lyric element in an image, a symbolist approach: to suggest, not to define. Since I was a child, the unconsciousness and subconsciousness have always intrigued me. It seems to me they compose expression in art, as logic guides explanation in science. I have spent considerable time on psychology, anthropology and religious studies. I borrow thematic elements from various ethnic cultures and religions to support my creativity. I am looking for humanness, as a whole, rather than individual specifics, to depict and express in my work. Sometimes I get lost in my own search for expression and can only probe my way through the process without knowing what and why. The only saving grace for me is that I am an artist, not a scientist: I am here to describe, not to explain. I hope my paintings work as a well of dreams that can communicate and inspire others to their own interpretation and expression.
Central Academy of Art and Design, Beijing
SELECTED LIST OF SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 1999 Nelson/Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, WA Gallery Prova, Tokyo, Japan 1998 Gallery Polat, Nagoya, Japan Nelson/Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, WA Coastal Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA 1997 Gallery Polat, Nagoya, Japan Coastal Gallery, CA Ron Segal Gallery, Seattle, WA 1996 Nelson/Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, Wa Gallery Japan, Nagoya, Japan Coastal Gallery, Half Moon Bay, Ca 1995 Gallery Harvest, Nagoya, Japan Gallery Prova, Tokyo, Japan Opus Gallery, Lodz, Poland 1994 Nelson/Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, Wa POST Gallery, Houston, TX Gallery Japan, Nagoya, Japan Fine Art Collection, San Francisco, CA Ron Segal Gallery, Seattle, CA 1993 Nelson/Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, WA Gallery Polat, Nagoya, Japan Fine Art Collection, San Francisco, CA Post Gallery, Houston, TX Denise Amato Gallery, Portland, OR 1992 Richard Warner Gallery, Chicago, IL Ron Segal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Ron Segal Gallery, Seattle, CA Fine Art Collection, Sausalito, CA Denise Amato Gallery, Portland, OR Studio 47, New York, NY Kenneth Alan Fine Art, San Francisco, CA Gallery Prova, Tokyo, Japan Buschien Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 1991 Creekside Gallery, Palm Desert, CA Ron Segal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Fine Art Collection, Sausalito, CA Kenneth Alan Fine Art, San Francisco, CA Gallery Prova, Tokyo, Japan Ron Segal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Vista Fine Art, Luthervill, MA Center Art Galleries, Honolulu, HA Tower Gallery, Sacramento, CA 1990 Austin Galleries, Laguna Beach, CA Kenneth Alan Fine Art, San Francisco, CA Gallery Prova, Tokyo, Japan Center Art Galleries, Maui, HA Fine Art Collection, Sausalito, CA Universal Fine Art, Redmond, WA Upstairs Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA 1986 - 89 Solo exhibitions in Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Chile and United States including Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D. C., Baltimore, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Houston
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