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Yao Lu's Contemporary Landscapes

Illustration // Wednesday, 06 Mar 2013
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Yao Lu is an emerging Chinese artist and teacher whose work has been shown in numerous festivals and collective exhibitions around China. Lying somewhere between painting, illustration and and photography between the past and the present, Yao Lu's work speaks of the radical mutations affecting nature in China as it is subjected to rampant urbanization and the ecological threats that endanger the environment. The artist photographs mounds of garbage covered in green protective nets which he assembles and reworks by computer to create bucolic images of mountain landscapes shrouded in the mist inspired by traditional Chinese paintings.

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