Chinese artist Lu Chunsheng’s video and photographic works integrate documentary-style imagery with fictional epic narratives. His characters explore fantastic landscapes, flowing in and out of settings of transition and change. Chunsheng’s use of long-take footage and panoramic vistas reinforces this surreal aesthetic, which leads to a highly theatrical, disorienting presentation.
Lu Chunsheng was born in Changchun, China. He has had solo exhibitions at The Red Mansion Foundation, London, England (2008); Paradise Theatre, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China (2006); and Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, The Central Academy of Arts, Beijing, China (2006). His work has been included in many group exhibitions, including the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2008); The 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2007); The 27th São Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2006); Masculinities, NBK, Berlin, Germany (2005); Le Moine et le demon, Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, France (2004); and China Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2004).