Lu Zhengyuan probes the distance between realism and reality through humour. Grasping on to our accustomed ways of seeing realist painting, he creates a seemingly real “plastic feel” to present a reliable and compelling illusion that speaks of another possibility for realist painting from another angle.
Lu Zhengyuan (b.1982, Dalian, Liaoning, China) received his MFA at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2009. He currently lives in Beijing and teaches at CAFA. Lu has held solo exhibitions and participated in group shows throughout China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States.