Lu Yu, born in Tongchuan, Shaanxi in 1996, graduated from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in 2018 and is now a postgraduate student in the oil painting department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. In Lu Yu’s view, Painting is a process in which one uncovers order amongst chaos, gradually suppressing their agitated imagination and returning the imagery to the place it belongs. The sculptural figures left by the blazed then chilled fever brought by raging imagination possess the qualities of eternity and idyllic reverie. Like a dreamer with a lens, the artist enters this restful, quiet space, which at the same time seems to be lurking with a surging danger, and sets the lens in it at random, waiting for the creature who is willing to be in it to appear.
1996 Born in Tongchuan, Shaanxi Province, China
2018 Graduated from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts
Currently as a graduate student at the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts
2023 Hive – Becoming XLI Lu Yu Solo Exhibition, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China ( Upcoming)
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 A Couple of: The Dual-mechanism of the New Generation of Asian Artists, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2020 Shape of Lovers, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China