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Lu Chao

  • Dancing Under the Sunlight oil on canvas 2016 46 X 55 cm
    Dancing Under the Sunlight oil on canvas 2016 46 X 55 cm

  • Relic No.2 oil on canvas 2016 45 X 55 cm
    Relic No.2 oil on canvas 2016 45 X 55 cm

  • Black Star No.1 oil on canvas 2016 50 X 45 cm
    Black Star No.1 oil on canvas 2016 50 X 45 cm

  • Black Mirror No.3 oil on board 2016 43 X 31 cm
    Black Mirror No.3 oil on board 2016 43 X 31 cm

  • Black Light No.4 oil on canvas 2016 190 X 250 cm x 4
    Black Light No.4 oil on canvas 2016 190 X 250 cm x 4

  • Man on Wire No.5 oil on canvas 2016 190 X 250 cm
    Man on Wire No.5 oil on canvas 2016 190 X 250 cm

  • Black Star No.2 oil on canvas 2016 55 X 45 cm
    Black Star No.2 oil on canvas 2016 55 X 45 cm

  • Bible watercolor on paper 2016 31 X 23 cm
    Bible watercolor on paper 2016 31 X 23 cm

  • Center of A Circle watercolor on paper 2016 31 X 23 cm
    Center of A Circle watercolor on paper 2016 31 X 23 cm

  • Funambulist No.1 watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm
    Funambulist No.1 watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm

  • Funambulist No.2 watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm
    Funambulist No.2 watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm

  • Funambulist No.3 watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm
    Funambulist No.3 watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm

  • Funambulist No.4 watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm
    Funambulist No.4 watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm

  • Free Fall No.2 watercolor on paper 2016 31x23cm
    Free Fall No.2 watercolor on paper 2016 31x23cm

  • Free Fall No.3 watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm
    Free Fall No.3 watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm

  • Eggs watercolor on paper  2016 23 x 31 cm
    Eggs watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm

  • The Mask watercolor on paper 2016 31 X 23 cm
    The Mask watercolor on paper 2016 31 X 23 cm

  • Symbol watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm
    Symbol watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm

  • The Hole watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm
    The Hole watercolor on paper 2016 23 x 31 cm

  • Draft for Going Forward oil on paper 2014 26 x 36 cm, 10.2 x 14.1 in
    Draft for Going Forward oil on paper 2014 26 x 36 cm, 10.2 x 14.1 in

  • Man on Wire No.3 oil on canvas 2016 120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in
    Man on Wire No.3 oil on canvas 2016 120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in

  • Elsewhere oil on canvas2015120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in
    Elsewhere oil on canvas2015120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in

  • A Piece of Cake No.5 Oil on Canvas2015120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in
    A Piece of Cake No.5 Oil on Canvas2015120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in

  • Draft for Where! Oil on Canvas2013100 x 100 cm, 39.3 x 39.3 in
    Draft for Where! Oil on Canvas2013100 x 100 cm, 39.3 x 39.3 in

  • Cake  Oil on Canvas2014150 x 120 cm, 59 x 47.2 in
    Cake  Oil on Canvas2014150 x 120 cm, 59 x 47.2 in

  • Laboratory (3)  Oil on Canvas2014120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in
    Laboratory (3)  Oil on Canvas2014120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in

  • Going Forward Oil on Canvas2014120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in
    Going Forward Oil on Canvas2014120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in

  • Black Mirror  Oil on Board 201457 x 36.5 cm, 22.4 x 14.3 in
    Black Mirror  Oil on Board 201457 x 36.5 cm, 22.4 x 14.3 in

  • Laboratory (2) Oil on Canvas2014120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in
    Laboratory (2) Oil on Canvas2014120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in

  • A Piece of Cake Oil on Canvas2014190 x 250 cm, 74.8 x 98.4 in
    A Piece of Cake Oil on Canvas2014190 x 250 cm, 74.8 x 98.4 in

  • Misty Mountain No.3 Oil on Canvas201495 x 200 cm, 37.4 x 78.7 in
    Misty Mountain No.3 Oil on Canvas201495 x 200 cm, 37.4 x 78.7 in

  • Draft for Black Forest Cake Oil on Paper201426 x 36 cm, 10.2 x 14.1 in
    Draft for Black Forest Cake Oil on Paper201426 x 36 cm, 10.2 x 14.1 in

  • A Piece of Cake(2) Oil on Canvas201480 x 60 cm, 31.4 x 23.6 in
    A Piece of Cake(2) Oil on Canvas201480 x 60 cm, 31.4 x 23.6 in

  • Art Fair (2) Oil on Canvas2015121 x 152 cm, 47.6 x 59.8 in
    Art Fair (2) Oil on Canvas2015121 x 152 cm, 47.6 x 59.8 in

  • Art Fair (1) Oil on Canvas2015121×152 cm, 47.6×59.8 in
    Art Fair (1) Oil on Canvas2015121×152 cm, 47.6×59.8 in

  • Sunflower Series No.2 Pencil on Paper2014200 x 150 cm, 78.7 x 59 in
    Sunflower Series No.2 Pencil on Paper2014200 x 150 cm, 78.7 x 59 in

  • A Piece of Cake  Oil on Canvas2014190 x 250 cm, 74.8 x 98.4 in
    A Piece of Cake  Oil on Canvas2014190 x 250 cm, 74.8 x 98.4 in

  • A Circle Oil on Canvas201460 x 45 cm, 23.6 x 17.7 in
    A Circle Oil on Canvas201460 x 45 cm, 23.6 x 17.7 in

  • Life Collection  Oil on Canvas2014250 x 380 cm, 98.4 x 149.6 in
    Life Collection  Oil on Canvas2014250 x 380 cm, 98.4 x 149.6 in

  • Column Oil on Canvas2014250 x 190 cm, 98.4 x 74.8 in
    Column Oil on Canvas2014250 x 190 cm, 98.4 x 74.8 in

  • Forest Art Fair Oil on Canvas2014190 x 250 cm, 74.8 x 98.4 in
    Forest Art Fair Oil on Canvas2014190 x 250 cm, 74.8 x 98.4 in

  • Trolley Oil on Canvas2014190 x 250 cm, 74.8 x 98.4 in
    Trolley Oil on Canvas2014190 x 250 cm, 74.8 x 98.4 in

  • Seeking Oil on Canvas2014120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in
    Seeking Oil on Canvas2014120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in

  • Cake Shop  Oil on Canvas201490 x 120 cm, 35.4 x 47.2 in
    Cake Shop  Oil on Canvas201490 x 120 cm, 35.4 x 47.2 in

  • Laboratory (1)  Oil on Canvas2014120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in
    Laboratory (1)  Oil on Canvas2014120 x 150 cm, 47.2 x 59 in

  • Tightrope Walker  Oil on Canvas201440 x 50 cm, 15.7 x 19.6 in
    Tightrope Walker  Oil on Canvas201440 x 50 cm, 15.7 x 19.6 in

  • Free Fall  Oil on Canvas201445 x 60 cm, 17.7 x 23.6 in
    Free Fall  Oil on Canvas201445 x 60 cm, 17.7 x 23.6 in

  • 23:35, December 31, 2014 Oil on Canvas201480 x 100 cm, 31.5 x 39.4 in
    23:35, December 31, 2014 Oil on Canvas201480 x 100 cm, 31.5 x 39.4 in

  • "Suspension" Series No.1 Pencil on Paper201284 x 59.3 cm, 33.1 x 23.3 in
    "Suspension" Series No.1 Pencil on Paper201284 x 59.3 cm, 33.1 x 23.3 in

  • "Suspension" Series No.2 Pencil on Paper201284 x 59.3 cm, 33.1 x 23.3 in
    "Suspension" Series No.2 Pencil on Paper201284 x 59.3 cm, 33.1 x 23.3 in

  • "Suspension" Series No.3 Pencil on Paper201284 x 59.3 cm, 33.1 x 23.3 in
    "Suspension" Series No.3 Pencil on Paper201284 x 59.3 cm, 33.1 x 23.3 in

  • Draft for Life Collection Oil on Paper201457 x 76.5 cm, 22.4 x 30.1 in
    Draft for Life Collection Oil on Paper201457 x 76.5 cm, 22.4 x 30.1 in

  • Draft for Trolley Oil on Paper201457 x 76.5 cm, 22.4 x 30.1 in
    Draft for Trolley Oil on Paper201457 x 76.5 cm, 22.4 x 30.1 in

  • Hat  Oil on Paper201328 x 35 cm, 11 x 13.8 in
    Hat  Oil on Paper201328 x 35 cm, 11 x 13.8 in

  • A Piece of Black Forest Cake  Oil on Paper201328 x 35 cm, 11 x 13.8 in
    A Piece of Black Forest Cake  Oil on Paper201328 x 35 cm, 11 x 13.8 in

  • Forest Pencil on Paper201220 x 25 cm, 7.9 x 9.8 in
    Forest Pencil on Paper201220 x 25 cm, 7.9 x 9.8 in

  • Black Forest Cake  Pencil on Paper201335 x 28 cm, 13.8 x 11 in
    Black Forest Cake  Pencil on Paper201335 x 28 cm, 13.8 x 11 in

  • Murderer Ink on Paper201315 x 10 cm, 5.9 x 3.9 in
    Murderer Ink on Paper201315 x 10 cm, 5.9 x 3.9 in

  • Stage Ink on Paper201330 x 21 cm, 11.8 x 8.3 in
    Stage Ink on Paper201330 x 21 cm, 11.8 x 8.3 in

  • Spring Festival Travel No.2 Oil on Paper201216 x 20 cm, 6.3 x 7.9 in
    Spring Festival Travel No.2 Oil on Paper201216 x 20 cm, 6.3 x 7.9 in

  • Spring Festival Travel No.1 Oil on Paper201220 x 16 cm, 7.9 x 6.3 in
    Spring Festival Travel No.1 Oil on Paper201220 x 16 cm, 7.9 x 6.3 in

  • Head Ink on Paper201330 x 21 cm, 11.8 x 8.3 in
    Head Ink on Paper201330 x 21 cm, 11.8 x 8.3 in

  • Jump Ink on Paper201328 x 35 cm, 11 x 13.8 in
    Jump Ink on Paper201328 x 35 cm, 11 x 13.8 in

  • Gymnastic Ink on Paper201330 x 21 cm, 11.8 x 8.3 in
    Gymnastic Ink on Paper201330 x 21 cm, 11.8 x 8.3 in

  • Laboratory No.1 Ink on Paper201330 x 37 cm, 11.8 x 14.6 in
    Laboratory No.1 Ink on Paper201330 x 37 cm, 11.8 x 14.6 in

  • Laboratory No.2 Ink on Paper201330 x 37 cm, 11.8 x 14.6 in
    Laboratory No.2 Ink on Paper201330 x 37 cm, 11.8 x 14.6 in

  • Laboratory No.3 Ink on Paper201330 x 37 cm, 11.8 x 14.6 in
    Laboratory No.3 Ink on Paper201330 x 37 cm, 11.8 x 14.6 in

  • Days Under the Sunlight No.1 Pencil on Paper2010120 x 90 cm, 47.2 x 35.4 in
    Days Under the Sunlight No.1 Pencil on Paper2010120 x 90 cm, 47.2 x 35.4 in

  • Days Under the Sunlight No.2 Pencil on Paper2011200 x 150 cm, 78.7 x 59 in
    Days Under the Sunlight No.2 Pencil on Paper2011200 x 150 cm, 78.7 x 59 in

  • Black Spot Oil on Canvas2013120 x 120 cm, 47.2 x 47.2 in
    Black Spot Oil on Canvas2013120 x 120 cm, 47.2 x 47.2 in

  • Where ! Oil on Canvas2013200 x 198 cm, 78.7 x 78 in
    Where ! Oil on Canvas2013200 x 198 cm, 78.7 x 78 in

  • Fight Oil on Canvas2013120 x 150 cm, 47 x 59 in
    Fight Oil on Canvas2013120 x 150 cm, 47 x 59 in

  • Door Oil on Canvas2013180 x 80 cm, 71 x 34.1 in
    Door Oil on Canvas2013180 x 80 cm, 71 x 34.1 in

  • Hat Oil on Canvas201390 x 120 cm, 35.4 x 47 in
    Hat Oil on Canvas201390 x 120 cm, 35.4 x 47 in

  • Cell Oil on Canvas201390 x 120 cm, 35.4 x 47 in
    Cell Oil on Canvas201390 x 120 cm, 35.4 x 47 in

  • Trace Oil on Canvas201390 x 120 cm, 35.4 x 47 in
    Trace Oil on Canvas201390 x 120 cm, 35.4 x 47 in

  • A Piece of Black Forest Cake Oil on Canvas201375 x 55 cm, 30 x 21.6 in
    A Piece of Black Forest Cake Oil on Canvas201375 x 55 cm, 30 x 21.6 in

  • Face Oil on Canvas201360 x 45 cm, 23.6 x 17.7 in
    Face Oil on Canvas201360 x 45 cm, 23.6 x 17.7 in

  • Misty Mountain Oil on Canvas201330 x 80 cm, 11.8 x 31.4 in
    Misty Mountain Oil on Canvas201330 x 80 cm, 11.8 x 31.4 in

  • Misty Mountain No.2  Oil on Canvas201330 x 80 cm, 11.8 x 31.4 in
    Misty Mountain No.2  Oil on Canvas201330 x 80 cm, 11.8 x 31.4 in

  • Sunflower Oil on Canvas2012306 x 543 cm, 120.4 x 213.7 in
    Sunflower Oil on Canvas2012306 x 543 cm, 120.4 x 213.7 in

  • Black Forest Oil on Canvas201390 x 120 cm, 35.4 x 47.2 in
    Black Forest Oil on Canvas201390 x 120 cm, 35.4 x 47.2 in

  • Stage Oil on Paper 201338 x 49 cm, 15 x 19.2 in
    Stage Oil on Paper 201338 x 49 cm, 15 x 19.2 in

  • Dolls Oil on Paper 201345 x 56 cm, 17.7 x 22 in
    Dolls Oil on Paper 201345 x 56 cm, 17.7 x 22 in

  • An Egyptian Oil on Paper 201338 x 49 cm, 15 x 19.2 in
    An Egyptian Oil on Paper 201338 x 49 cm, 15 x 19.2 in

  • Crowd Oil on Paper 201349 x 38 cm, 19.2 x 15 in
    Crowd Oil on Paper 201349 x 38 cm, 19.2 x 15 in

  • Bud Oil on Paper201338 x 49 cm, 15 x 19.2 in
    Bud Oil on Paper201338 x 49 cm, 15 x 19.2 in

  • Laboratory Oil on Paper201349 x 38 cm, 19.2 x 15 in
    Laboratory Oil on Paper201349 x 38 cm, 19.2 x 15 in

  • Portrait Oil on Paper201349 x 38 cm, 19.2 x 15 in
    Portrait Oil on Paper201349 x 38 cm, 19.2 x 15 in

  • Highway Oil on Paper201338 x 49 cm, 15 x 19.2 in
    Highway Oil on Paper201338 x 49 cm, 15 x 19.2 in

  • Morning Oil on Paper201338 x 49 cm, 15 x 19.2 in
    Morning Oil on Paper201338 x 49 cm, 15 x 19.2 in

  • Cloud Oil on Paper201338 × 49 cm, 15 × 19.2 in
    Cloud Oil on Paper201338 × 49 cm, 15 × 19.2 in

  • Forest Oil on Canvas201340 × 50 cm, 15.7 × 19.7 in
    Forest Oil on Canvas201340 × 50 cm, 15.7 × 19.7 in

Introduction

Born in 1988 in Shenyang, Lu Chao uses pencil and oil painting. His drawings attempt to portray elements of traditional Chinese gardens in a contemporary way. His paintings show the similarities between crowds of men and flowers.

Biography

  • 2014 Graduated from Painting Department( M.A.), Royal College of Art, London, U.K.
  • 2012 Graduated from Oil Painting Department(B.A.), Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • 1988 Born in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 Lu Chao: Black Box, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China Black Silence, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London, UK
  • 2016 Black Light, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
  • 2015 2015 Art Basel Hong Kong - Lu Chao: Black Mirror, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • 2013 Lu Chao: Black Forest, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 After the Deluge, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, Venice, Italy
  • All happens after sunset…, MOCA Pavilion, Shanghai, China
  • The Figure in Contemporary Art, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London, U.K.
  • 2016 Aurora, Soka Art Center, Beijing, China
  • The ‘Monogatari’ of Blackness, Mingo, Shanghai, China
  • Art 021, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Across the Divide, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London, U.K.
  • Art Shenzhen, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Shenzhen, China
  • New Capital: Huang Yu Collection Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, China
  • EXPO Chicago2016, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.
  • Painting as Strait Gate, Hive center of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • Zuna Maco, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2015 Art 021, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • CIGE, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Art Taipei, Forbidden City Gallery, Taipei, China
  • Elsewhere, Lychee One, London, U.K.
  • Around Drawing, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London, U.K.
  • Cos Moscow, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2015 Art Brussels, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2014 Saatchi New Sensation Shortlist, Victoria House, London, U.K.
  • Life and Hope, French Institute, Beijing, China
  • A New Circle, Forbidden City Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • River Light RCA Studio Summer Exhibition, RCA Studio, London, U.K.
  • Royal College of Art Graduation Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.
  • London Design Festival 2014, Mint Gallery, London, U.K.
  • RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.
  • SOHO Art Festival 2014, London, U.K.
  • 2014 Art Brussels, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2013 The Others, Hanmi Gallery, London, U.K.
  • Open Work, London, U.K.
  • Drawing Now Art Fair, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Pairs, France
  • 2013 Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
  • RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.
  • New Figuration: Chapter 1, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Multiculturalism is Dead, Bethnal Green Church, London, U.K.
  • Royal College of Art student show, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.
  • 2012 Works from Students at the Royal College Of Art, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.
  • 2011 Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Snow Mountain Music Festival, Lijiang, China
  • Group Show, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • Enigma, Up Space, Beijing, China
  • 2010 Giant Cup Today National Art Students Annual Awards 2010, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Wolf Wears Sheep Skin, Up Space, Beijing, China

Awards

  • 2014 Painter-Stainers Goron Luton Award, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.
  • Solo Award Runners Up, London, U.K.
  • RCA Studio, London, U.K.
  • 2013 Lucy Halford Bursary, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.
  • 2012 Best Creative Awards, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China
  • 2011 Excellent Sketching Award, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China
  • 2010 Silver Prize, Giant Cup Today National Art Students Annual Awards 2010, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China