"I see patience, perseverance, and light."
Born in 1971 in the province of 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.
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. 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.
Unexpected ConstellationsGroup Exhibition 8 Jun - 14 Jul 2023'Unexpected Constellations' is a new group exhibtions that brings together the work of artists from different disciplines, generations and cultures in a casual and unexpected dialogue. Unusual formal aesthetic associations...Read more
Flowers, fruits, landscapes, and other memoriesShen Xiaotong, Lu Luo, Zhuang Hong-yi, and He Tianqi 9 Feb - 25 Mar 2023Impulse Gallery is delighted to present “Flowers, Fruits, Landscapes, and other Memories”. The exhibition focuses on the work of contemporary Chinese artists Shen Xiaotong (沈晓彤) , Lu Luo (罗璐), Zhuang...Read more
"WONDERS OF COLOUR"Group Exhibition 17 Feb - 2 Apr 2022WONDERS OF COLOUR is a group exhibition that presents new bodies of work by Dylan Gebbia-Richards, Lu Luo, Claudia Limacher, and Zhuang Hong-yi amongst others. The selected pieces of the artist all creatively redefine the use of color as a way to transform the visual experience - each through their unique medium. Visit us at Haldenstrasse 19 or explore the online viewing room to experience the Wonders Of Colour.Read more
"IMPULSE"The first group exhibition 22 Apr - 22 Jul 2021Impulse Gallery is built on the idea of art as community, as the meeting place for people from all roads of life coming together to share their passions and affections...Read more