Lot 59 | 6 September 2020



LOT 59


B. China, 1969

Untitled (Bicycle in Alley), 2006

Signed in Chinese character and dated “2006” on the verso

Acrylic on linen

80 × 100 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 12,000 – RM 18,000

Born in Beijing in 1969, Lu Hao graduated from the Chinese Ink Painting department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1992. He had become recognised as an accomplished ink painter by 1997, when he began to explore other medium to express his concern about the clash between China’s legacy and the drive to modernity propagated by the Chinese government. The propelling theme of Lu Hao’s artistic career has been his deep dismay at the destruction of China’s ancient cities. Lu Hao is one of a brilliant new generation of artists who represents modern China.

Lu Hao’s artworks tightly associate with the transformations and developments of Chinese cities. His works embody the celebration, satire, and mockery of such metamorphosis using plexiglass as the primary material in his installation works. This specific material is often used in the construction of buildings, furniture, and some large format building tools — an association to city developments. The artist has participated in numerous biennales all over the world such as the Venice Biennale, Sao Paolo Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, Lyon Biennale, and Istanbul Biennale.