• Lu Chao: Wandering in the Strange

Miles, Jonathan, 2017, Printed Publication, Lu Chao: Wandering in the Strange

Abstract or Description:

The essay on Lu Chao is part of a series of encounters within a new wave of young Chinese artists practising in London but also exhibiting in China as well (Lu Chao 'Black Silence')
The essay itself utilises some of the writing from the artist's notebook in order that a relationship might be made from the experience of everyday life and aesthetic abstractions. This relationship is on one level related to what is immense and what is small within both contemporary and medieval imaginaries. The work itself mixes several distinct modes of visual language: Classical Chinese landscape art, Japanese Manga comics, Goya's graphical art just to cite a few obvious references but overall it is work that draws whatever the reference into a deep reserve of its own sense. The work plays out this presentation of sense through a series of encounters such as private nightmare and public spectacle, micro and macro scales, and technological and aesthetic and this helps to create a series of figures through which the text is able to weave itself.

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Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W800 Imaginative Writing
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 11:01
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:49
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3561
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