2017 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Karl Lu

HORNSBY, Sydney Australia
http://www.kwluart.com
Karl W. Lu is regarded as a true global Renaissance man, his life and art spans from East to West, in his ongoing quest for knowledge and creativity. In 1991, the celebrated Hangzhou artist relocated to Australia to have postgraduate studies in philosophy, international studies, finance, and further achieve triple Master’s degrees in Art, Architecture and Design. Lu has worked in civil engineering, architecture, fashion, stock trading and web linked e-business, but he never abandoned his artistic passion. "All my interests—in art, science and philosophy—come together in my artwork," he explains. With the new millennium, he's returned to the art practice professionally in his Sydney studio and exhibited globally at major world art fairs and galleries in China, Australia, USA, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Japan, Holland, Spain, etc.  He has also become a leading contemporary Chinese art critic since 2012 with top-ranked Chinese art webzines and online media. Lu's art style reflects his personal journey and respected position within the early 1980's Chinese Elite Student Movement and the significant "85 New Wave Art Movement"( 85 美术新潮). Trained in both Eastern and Western traditions, he often combines the two to create unique hybrid styles of mixed media of acrylic and / or oil with both oil and Chinese ink brush techniques. "The Memory Series” evokes both real and imaginary landscapes where 1980's students pondered philosophy, literature, art and science. Lu first created his original "Dripping Flow” technique in his “Memory Series" in 2003 and fully embraces the distinctive abstract style in his ongoing "The Dripping Fluid Series”. His most recent, "The Origin Series" employs Chinese ink brush skills in an homage to science, bio-forms, life, time space, and universe, which have created Lu's unique and distictive style of abstract beauty. That is the nature, character, essence which all great masters of art must to have.
© Karl Lu | Hangzhou Summer Sunset 1981 7644
2017 Painting | Hangzhou Summer Sunset 1981
oil on canvas, 1981
USD $100,000
© Karl Lu | Hangzhou Winter West Lake Park 7645
2017 Painting | Hangzhou Winter West Lake Park
oil on canvas, 1983
USD $100,000
© Karl Lu | A Couple Of Heaven  7646
2017 Painting | A Couple Of Heaven
acrylic on canvas, 2001
USD $100,000
© Karl Lu | A Relaxing Lady 7647
2017 Painting | A Relaxing Lady
acrulic on canvas, 2001
USD $100,000
© Karl Lu | Origin Series 2010 @ The Origin #01 7648
2017 Painting | Origin Series 2010 @ The Origin #01
acrylic on canvas, 2010
© Karl Lu | Origin Series 2010 - 2013 @ Universe X 7649
2017 Painting | Origin Series 2010 - 2013 @ Universe X
acrylic on canvas, 2013
USD $80,000
© Karl Lu | Dripping Fluid Series 2003 - 2013 7650
2017 Painting | Dripping Fluid Series 2003 - 2013
oil , 2013
USD $80,000
© Karl Lu | Dripping Fluid Series 2003 - 2009 7651
2017 Painting | Dripping Fluid Series 2003 - 2009
acrylic , 2009
USD $80,000