- Established Studio at Taipei, Taiwan
- Graduated from Fine Arts Department of Chinese Culture University
- Military service, Appointment as an Art Coach, Two Champion award in Painting Competition
- Graduated from MA Fine Art department, National Kaohsiung Normal university.
- Won the first place in Literary and artistic creation award of Ministry of Education at 2000.
- Won the first place in 58th National Art contest.
- Won the first place in 17th Nanying Awards.
Brief Analysis of Lu Rong Zhen’s romantic, lyrical and abstract lifestyle.
--- Ba- Bi-Song Gallery / Chiu Hsu Chung ---
Lu Rong Zhen, who immersed in the art capital of Paris has lived in France for more than 20 years. Based on the experience, he developed an innovative style which combined western lyrical romance with fullest oriental art style by using his inheritance, absorption and development skills. During his stay in Paris, the picture is filled with the swaying of the wanderers and the feelings of homesickness, yet his work shows some internal entanglements and reluctance under his smooth brushwork and brilliant colour after he came back home. This is the inner world of his dilemma; also the nutrients of his creation.
Brief analysis of the artist Lu Rong Zhen's Abstract Works can be divided into three stage: (1) 1990-2004 inheritance and absorption period; (2) 2005-2009 transformation period (3) 2010-2016 introverted period. Now, three stages are elaborated as follows:
In 1990, Lu Rong Zhen went to France to study in various forms of artistic creation, and participated in various artistic activities. He was also guided by famous European artists such as Arman, the new realist master, Yuri Kuper, the great Russian painter, South American dynamic sculptor Solo, French sculptor Regis Bocquel, Zao Wou-Ki, Zhu De Qun, Xiong Bing Ming and other masters to become a full-time artist recognised by the French government.
During the period, he was invited by various major galleries in Taiwan as the chief consultants of various galleries, such as the Great Future, Impression, Asia, Hyundai, Changliu, Jingxunlou and other galleries. With his sharp and precise vision, he is looking for the new star of the art market. There are hundreds of artworks sold by his hands, the most popular ones are Chang Yu, Zao Wou-Ki, Zhu Dequn, Pan Yuliang and so on.
From the relationship between the 1990-2004 with the masters, he created a closer interaction from contact to getting along.
By his knowledge of artist from the book and knowing them in person, Lu Rong Zhen found that the key to becoming a master is life and freedom. Masters understand the taste of life and enjoy the spirit of detachment, as Master Zhu De Qun said “the key is to find a way of creating your own, even if you create in your own bed.”
During the transformation period, Lu Rong Zhen's picture presented a simple line structure with simple and elegant colour. From the picture, he began to describe the taste of life. We can also see his requirement for the delicate texture of the work. The fact that he didn't use too much colour in the picture to bring out a rhythm of light and music make his work much more special. The works of this period are like the words of the great philosopher Tolstoy, "The real art does not need too much dress up, just like a wife who is loved by her husband.”
Lu Rong Zhen once said, "Love and enthusiasm are my natural booster. Time proves everything from a raft to a so-called maturity’. At the same time he said, ”My artwork is the sum of my life and taste."
The mood is the best nutrient for the artist. Lu Rong Zhen is always struggling with the feeling between homesick and his life in a foreign country. He went to Paris for art, yet went back home for his family. After living in Paris for more than 20 years, he returned to his hometown and created a milestone of his new artistic life in 2010.
Lu Rong Zhen in the reality knows how to deal with his emotions neatly. As we can see in his artwork, the introverted and steady composition, the wild and bold strokes and the oriental scent of ink shows his detached feeling. The work after 2014 show a strong sense of the local emotions. He collected things and themes that have not been understood from childhood to youth, and combined them with his experience aboard. During the process, he figured out how to use oil by its fluidity to create a sense of perspective and space that couldn’t find in abstract paintings. Also the oil creates a sense of water and light, shows the rhythm of natural light and inner harmony, and brings his sublimate skill to another stage.
Therefore, Lu Rong Zhen who finds a balance point in his heart, has the ability to show the illusion of soul, the atmosphere of the character's landscape, and the open-minded thought of nature in his artwork. His arrogant and confident way of drawing contains not only inexplicable impulses but also a sense of harmonious rhythm.
The Ba Bi Song Gallery has been working with Lu Rong Zhen since 2010. We can feel his strong explosiveness, optimistic and persistent attitude towards life. His best works will be compiled into a book to make collectors understand more about him and the essence of lyrical abstraction is “life and taste."
Chairman of Ping Tung Art Association
Ba- Bi-Song Gallery
Chiu Hsu Chung
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