Lu Chao

Lu Chao (Born 1988, Shenyang, China)


Most of Lu Chao’s artworks are based on traditional Chinese and Western philosophy. His oeuvre makes the audience think about human unconsciousness and strangeness of the world’s dynamics. Observing his paintings, the audience will explore their identity and will have the opportunity to find out the Socratic Paradox (I know that I know nothing) which defines the beauty. He tries not to use his paintings as means of conveying personal viewpoints. Thus, the artist leaves the viewers to interpret them freely.


Lu Chao completed his MA from Royal College of Art, London after graduating from Central Academy Fine Arts, Beijing, China. He held several solo exhibitions: Black Silence, Rosenfeld Poricini Gallery, London, UK (2017), Black Box, HDM Gallery, Beijing, China231 (2017), Black Night, Nathalie Obadia Galerie, Paris, France (2016), Black Mirror, Art Basel, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Hong Kong, China (2015), Black Forest, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China (2013). Lu has participated in a number of group exhibitions, such as Art Basel, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Basel, Switzerland, After the Deluge, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, Venice, Italy, Salondudessin, HDM Gallery, Paris, France in 2017. He is currently living and working in London and Beijing.