Lou Zhenggang was born in Heilongjiang, China in 1966 and learned calligraphy and painting at a young age from her father. Chinese calligraphy circles recognized her as ‘exceptional’ in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1986, she moved to Japan and has long been active and conveying Chinese culture in the international art scene. In a period of 30 years she has had 27 solo and three traveling exhibitions in China, Japan, and the United States. Her contemporary Chinese artworks are included in major museums and private collections. Lou Zhenggang is a highly disciplined artist. She constantly seeks innovative calligraphic and painting techniques and highly expressive materials to convey her deeply humanistic and unique aesthetic. This is evident in her works in her different series, including Sun & Moon, Life and Love, Heart, All Nature, and Power of Art. With ink as her medium and love and the imaginary space of ‘the universe’ as her inspiration, Lou Zhenggang creates distinctive contemporary abstract art that forges a bond between notions of contemporary art and traditional Chinese art.
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Exhibition ABSTRACTION: The Genesis and Evolution of Abstract Painting Cézanne, Fauvism, Cubism and on to Today
This show will present a series of works by Lou Zhenggang together with pieces from the Ishibashi Foundation’s private collection.
UPDATE April 11th, 2023
Exhibition "ABSTRACTION: The Genesis and Evolution of Abstract Painting Cézanne, Fauvism, Cubism and on to Today" will be held at Artizon Museum from June 3rd up to August 20th, 2023.
Elevation: Lou Zhenggang
20 November 2020 – 16 January 2021
Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong
”LIVING with ART : Lou Zhenggang & KOHEI NAWA” HANKYU comfort Q From November 14 (Saturday) to December 20 (Sunday) , 2020
Online Exhibition Ⅲ is open to access Lou Zhenggang Art works
LZG studio is pleased to announce the online exhibition "Everything Flows" by Lou Zhenggang.” The different expressions of the Ocean through a play of colour, depth and light, portray the transitory nature of existence between joy, melancholy, and the headiness of contemporary life. At the same time, Zhenggang celebrates the Ocean’s rich universality and wisdom accumulated through thousands of years of existence.
Exhibition curated by Riana Raouna.
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UPDATE March 5th, 2023
The book “ Drops of Water Wear out the Stone, Small efforts, Grand Results- Lou Zhenggang’s Recent Paintings” is published
Curated by Shimbata Yasuhide/Chief Curator of Artizon Museum(until 2018 Bridgestone Museum of Art).Ishibashi Foundation.
Lou said “I entrust my spirit as a whole of each painting: I want to touch the spirit of the person who looks at my work . I want to keep painting, to the very limits of my self control, without collapsing.” The works in this book introduce some of the paintings that Lou Zhenggang has continued to draw in her studio in Izu in recent years.
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UPDATE February 1st, 2022