Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery is delighted to announce a solo show of Lu Chao entitled “Black Box” on March 11 featuring more than 10 recent works of the artist including oil paintings, works on paper and paintings on wood board.
In traditional Chinese culture, “black” is not a pleasant color. But in Lu Chao’s mind it is the richest and densest color. The present exhibition carries over the previous three shows’ title and themes by having “black” as its starting point and as its conclusion, as its simplest and most complex element. Therefore the artist hopes to continue exploring this system，and to investigate it in a persistent and meaningful manner. With regards to Lu Chao’s subjects, he operates a transition of his focus from “people” to the more general topic of “life”. Born in 1988 in Shenyang, Lu Chao is a graduate from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and of the Royal Academy of Art in London. Lu Chao’s works are neither fashionable nor academic, they gracefully use a subtle technique to prompt a profound feeling of mystery and imagination. Received numerous supports and have been widely exhibited in galleries and institutions in China and abroad. Recent exhibitions held in London, Paris and Beijing were widely acclaimed including at Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery in Beijing, Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Paris, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery in London, in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, the Today Art Museum, at Art Basel in Hong Kong, Art Chicago, Art Geneva, Art Brussels etc. He was recently nominated at the Saatchi New Sensation and the England’s Painter-Stianers Goron Luton awards among others.