NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A Solo exhibition by contemporary Chinese ink artist Chuntao Lu, titled Beyond The Image of Shanghai, will be presented at the Asian Fusion Gallery in New York from December 9 - 15, and at the Asian Fusion Gallery in Washington, D.C. from December 16 - 25. Curated by Ohio State University Distinguished Professor Julia Andrews, a renowned specialist in Chinese art, and University of California, San Diego Professor of Asian Art History, Theory and Criticism, Kuiyi Shen, the exhibition is a follow-up to the exhibition Mind Traveling: Ink Art of Lu Chuntao, which showed at the Chinese Foundation of San Francisco last year. This new exhibition is being organized by Asian Culture and Media Group (U.S.A.) and hosted by the Asian Cultural Center. Chuntao Lu is represented by TRUEART.COM, a Shanghai-based art agency that promotes inter-cultural communication.
The theme of Beyond the Image of Shanghai is a concise description of Chuntao Lu's works, and the pieces included summarize three aspects of his ink art, which are: a core of enjoyment, freedom from vulgarity and beauty of artistic conception. All his theories hearken back to his hometown, Shanghai, where the artist built and developed his connections with ink art. China's leading contemporary ink artist, Chuntao Lu's roots are in, and his inspirations come from, Shanghai. Beyond the Image of Shanghai is a presentation of the essence of Oriental culture, and also an exploration and trial of Oriental culture heading to the West.
In recent years Chinese contemporary ink artists have stood out conspicuously, their identification in the global market increasing greatly. Chuntao Lu is an outstanding representative among those. Through the combination of ink and color, the change of lines and harmony between black and white, he has created an Oriental drawing language with the use of western techniques. His ink art, as an international art language, has built a bridge between east and west and is highly regarded. Specialist in Chinese Art and curator Kuiyi Shen once commented, "Chuntao Lu is an explorer in contemporary ink art language."
Beyond the Image of Shanghai will continue the theme of "lotus pond", where new art works are innovations of old masterpieces in aspects of composition, color and blooming, and will allow observers to experience the newest ink art of the day.
About the Artist
Lu Chuntao was born in Chongming Island, Shanghai, in 1965. He studied professional fine art at Shanghai International Studies University from 1984 to 1986. He is currently vice principal of the Shanghai Calligraphy and Painting Institute, a visiting painter at the Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy, a member of the Chinese Artist Association and executive director of the Shanghai Artist Association.
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