TREE ART GALLERY

The Little Park

LU Jiadong

22 April – 18 July 2023

Lu Jiadong’s solo exhibition “The  Little  Park ” in Paris opened at Tree Art Gallery on April 21 and will run until June 18. Most of the works in this exhibition were completed in a Park in front of he’s studio.

we can tell that his work of “Park” series is more relaxing and full of tension compared with his previous work, and the color is relatively rich, and more humorous and poetic. This is the state of ease and freedom, and in which art links the public and integrates into life.

Lu Jiadong likes to improvise on a blank canvas, holding a brush to extend and grow on the canvas, he is not sure what will happen next, just like this small park that slowly awakens in the spring, full of imagination and possibility. The recent “Park” series is a breakthrough for the artist himself, in his words: “I cherish this period of time that I can paint in the park, it may not be long, but I like it!” Water, wind, sunshine, stones, the moon and grandpa next door all participated in my creation. I grow with spring! ”

Installation

LU Jiadong, The little park, 2023

LU Jiadong, The little park, 2023

” It is very glad that these work with the theme of “Park” in the spring to meet everyone in Paris, in front of my studio ,there is a street corner park, when the weather is nice, I often drill into the park to paint,sometimes, when I have to deal with large-scale paintings, I unscrupulously spread the canvas out on a vacant lot in the center of the park and lay down on the ground to paint,next to the vacant lot there is a iron white house for COVID-19 nucleic acid test. I would wet the canvas with water, then dip my brush in the paint and paint along or against the flow of water on the canvas, and if the humidity was controlled properly, the paint would explode like a firework as soon as it hit the water, i would get excited and wait for the wind to dry them, to see what it would do to my canvas. and in between I would sneak into the coffee shop by the park and have an cup of coffee  then standing on my feet in front of the shop looking at my painting, because I am afraid that the cleaning lady will take my painting away as garbage, or when a dog pass by to Pee on my painting can be trouble… “

LU Jiadong, A dream in the park, 2022

LU Jiadong, A dream in the park, 2022

 ” If you can’t interpret it, but  if you find my artwork amusing, that’s actually enough. For example, if you’re feeling down today and you look at my painting, and then you find it’s quite entertaining, then that already gives me a great sense of achievement. Yes, it’s about being interesting, which is more important than anything else. “

Works

LU Jiadong, A Plane, Maybe, 2023

A Plane, Maybe

2023

LU Jiadong, A Rabbit, Maybe, 2023

A Rabbit, Maybe

2023

LU Jiadong, A Butterfly, Maybe, 2023

A Butterfly, Maybe

2023

LU Jiadong, The little park, 2023

The little park

2023

LU Jiadong, Go to park after dinner, 2022

Go to park after dinner

2022

LU Jiadong, An, 2023

An

2023

LU Jiadong, Midnight, in the park, 2023

Midnight, in the park

2023

LU Jiadong, The first painting in this exhibition, 2023

The first painting in this exhibition

2023

LU Jiadong, A dream in the park, 2022

A dream in the park

2022

LU Jiadong, I drew this picture in a sunny afternoon, 2023

I drew this picture in a sunny afternoon

2023

LU Jiadong, Nothing, Surprising, 2023

Nothing, Surprising

2023

LU Jiadong, Dancing in the Park, 2022

 Dancing in the Park

2022

LU Jiadong, Myself, 2022

Myself

2022

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