Lu Jun | A Chant of Seasons

Lu Jun, a leading Chinese contemporary artist presents his new body of work featuring photography of ink in water in “A Chant of Seasons”.

A recipient of 2009 Florence Biennale’s Gold Prize in Photography and 2013 Florence Biennale’s Third Prize in Sculpture, Lu Jun’s genre-blending technique of capturing movement of ink in water has earned him recognition in innumerable international art magazines including Art Manager, Chinese Photography, Art Gallery, and Britain’s Genius List of 100 Top International Artists.

Lu Jun’s work takes its cue from one of China’s most well-known art forms — traditional landscape painting — but his process is wholly contemporary. His photography is “digital ink and wash.” First he patiently observes the movement of ink in water, as it flows into strands of varying ebbs and flows. Water will always find a natural course, unguided and unforced. Lu Jun photographs the paths of the ink with a camera. Then, through digital manipulation, he carefully gathers strands from each image to weave into a new form. Through this process, the ink becomes both the subject and the medium.

Awards

2010Florence Biennale, First Prize in Photography
2006“Chinese Real Estate Dream” The 6th session of Pingyao International Photography Festival. Won Excellent Photographer Award, ShanXi.
2005“2005 Donggang Photo Festival Korea 2005″. Obtained nomination for the best foreign photographer, Korea.

Collections

Macao Museum of Art
Henzhen Art Museum
Zhuhai Museum
HSBC (Shanghai)
Nation Gallery Thailand
Private collections in the US, Great Britian, Germany, France , China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand

Lu Jun’s biography

Born in 1962 in Hubei province in China, Lu Jun’s career has gone from strength to strength. He has exhibited in leading Chinese museums and major international art festivals around the world.

In 2005, he obtained nomination for “Best foreign Photographer” from International Photography Festival in Korea. In 2006 he received an “Excellent Photographer Award” from International Photography Festival in Shanxi. In 2009, he won Gold Prize in photography in Florence Biennale in Italy.

His work is collected by National Gallery of Thailand, Macao Museum of Art, Shenzhen Art Museum, Zhuhai Museum, Hunan Art Museum, HSBC (Shanghai), Art Magazine (Beijing) as well as private collections in the US, Great Britain, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Thailand.