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Jia Lu / 吕嘉, 1954 | Figurative painter




Jia Lu is an oil painter working in America, known for blending Asian and European imagery in her paintings, predominantly of women.
Jia Lu's works include Chinese ink paintings, oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculpture and prints.
Her early work strongly reflected the traditional aesthetics of her teacher Fan Zeng, but by the time she exhibited in Canada, she was critiquing new social developments, consumerism and power relations in China through a series of mixed-media self-portraits.


Her mature work in oils demonstrates an interest in Buddhism and a purely feminine aesthetic and can be seen as a response to the masculine, sensual approach to the female figure.
However, she has also painted male figures. In numerous interviews she has emphasized the importance of beauty in her work, which she describes as "strength and wisdom".
















Jia Lu è una pittrice ad olio che lavora in America, nota per la fusione di immagini asiatiche ed europee nei suoi dipinti, prevalentemente di donne.
Le opere di Jia Lu includono dipinti ad inchiostro cinese, dipinti ad olio, acquerelli, disegni, sculture e stampe.
I suoi primi lavori riflettevano fortemente l'estetica tradizionale del suo insegnante Fan Zeng, ma quando espose in Canada, criticò i nuovi sviluppi sociali, il consumismo e le relazioni di potere in Cina attraverso una serie di autoritratti a media misti.
In numerose interviste ha sottolineato l'importanza della bellezza nel suo lavoro, che definisce "forza e saggezza".