Chinese artist Lu Chunsheng’s video and photographic works integrate documentary-style imagery with fantasy-based narratives. His characters explore absurd landscapes, ebbing in and out of worlds defined by transition and change. Lu Chunsheng’s activation of long-take footage and panoramic vistas amplifies his surreal aesthetic – resulting in a highly theatrical, disorienting presentation.
Lu Chunsheng graduated from China National Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture. He has exhibited widely in China and abroad. He resides and works in Shanghai. Recent exhibitions include China Contemporary Art, Architecture and Visual Culture, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam, 2006); The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (New York, 2006); Out of Sight, De Appel Foundation (Amsterdam, 2005); Double Vision, 1st Lianzhou International Foto Festival (2005); Zooming Into Focus: Chinese Contemporary Photography and Video from Haudenschild Collection, National Art Museum (Beijing, 2005) and subsequently in Mexico City and Shanghai. His work was also exhibited in the Serpentine Gallery’s ground-breaking exhibition of contemporary Chinese art, architecture and sound China Power Station: Part 1 (8 October – 5 November 2006), which was co-produced by The Red Mansion Foundation in collaboration with Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo.
The artist showed his film, The first man who bought a juicer bought it not for drinking juice, in Counterpoints at Rivington Place, alongside an exhibition by Jia Aili, 31 March – 15 May 2010.