Overview

"I see patience, perseverance, and light"

Known for her use of traditional Chinese costumes and vibrant textiles, Lu Luo encounters the canvas as a stage upon which stories come together, woven into a colourful tapestry through which narratives of identity and expression are felt in the intricacies of texture.

 

Born in Sichuan, China, Lu grew up in the midst of the hustle and bustle of an opera house, joining her parents and their theatre group during their tours around the province. Inspired by the fervour of Chinese opera, Lu often applies elements of the visual and formal language of its gestures and costumes, physically intertwining and recontextualising the traditional garments into her art as the substance of drama to empower and rethink the notions of femininity, nationality, mediality, and belonging.

 

Lu has developed her works into a distinct style that expresses an attunement to the complexities of beauty and pain, darkness and light, as the composition of surfaces in flux. The notions of strength and vulnerability form a union in the tangibility of the rhythms of colour, form, and materiality within her image, as Lu approaches them with a playful yet dauntless tenderness.

 

Moving away from the nostalgia of her earlier works, Lu has pushed the elements of memory and sentimentality further into divergent directions in her recent works. Her techniques have evolved from re-appropriating the original fabrics of traditional costumes into a more abstract approach to art, life, and the notions of form and representation, using gradients of colour and line to compose each piece into an affective environment that conceals and reveals the constant movement within – like a never-ending dance.

Works
  • Lu Luo
    Lu Luo
    Rice paper threads on canvas
    22 x 22 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Element Series
    Lu Luo
    Element Series
    Acrylic and Silk on Canvas
    20 x 20 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Element Series
    Lu Luo
    Element Series
    Acrylic and Silk on Canvas
    20 x 20 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Element Series
    Lu Luo
    Element Series
    Acrylic and Silk on Canvas
    20 x 20 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Fingerprint
    Lu Luo
    Fingerprint
    Silk and acrylic on wood plate
    25 x 19 cm (wood plate)
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  • Lu Luo, Fingerprint
    Lu Luo
    Fingerprint
    Silk and acrylic on wood plate
    25 x 19 cm (wood plate)
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  • Lu Luo, Fingerprint
    Lu Luo
    Fingerprint
    Silk and acrylic on wood
    25 x 19 cm (wood plate)
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  • Lu Luo, Glance
    Lu Luo
    Glance
    Rice paper threads on canvas
    30 x 120 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Green Lines
    Lu Luo
    Green Lines
    Acrylic and Silk on Canvas
    70 x 120 cm
    (165 x 145 cm)
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  • Lu Luo, Horizon
    Lu Luo
    Horizon
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    140 x 220 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Kimono
    Lu Luo
    Kimono
    Oak Wood
    160 x 50 x 70 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Little Blue Dress
    Lu Luo
    Little Blue Dress
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    22 x 22 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Little Orange Dress
    Lu Luo
    Little Orange Dress
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    22 x 22 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Opera
    Lu Luo
    Opera
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    180 x 160 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Paper Dress
    Lu Luo
    Paper Dress
    Paper and acrylic on canvas
    160 x 180 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Pink Dress
    Lu Luo
    Pink Dress
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    180 x 160 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Red Dress
    Lu Luo
    Red Dress
    Acrylic and Silk on Canvas
    140 x 180 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Spectrum
    Lu Luo
    Spectrum
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    180 x 160 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Spring Blossom
    Lu Luo
    Spring Blossom
    Rice paper threads on canvas
    30 x 120 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Sweet Dreams
    Lu Luo
    Sweet Dreams
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    160 x 180 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Tracing Blue
    Lu Luo
    Tracing Blue
    Rice paper threads on canvas
    100 x 100 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Tracing Lines
    Lu Luo
    Tracing Lines
    Rice paper threads on canvas
    120 x 120 cm
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  • Lu Luo, Twisted Lines
    Lu Luo
    Twisted Lines
    Rice paper threads on canvas
    100 x 100 cm
    (140 x 156 cm)
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  • Lu Luo, Twisted Lines II
    Lu Luo
    Twisted Lines II
    Rice paper threads on canvas
    22 x 22 cm
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