I am Karl W. Lu, a global artist of real life as a genuine thinker, creator, and entrepreneur who fathered the Dripping-Fluid style a decade ago through his work: Talking about Freud's Dream [ a painting of his Memory Series: 1980s Chinese Elite Students' Salon Talks, painted during 2002-2003, and exhibited & published in 2003 and 2004, at the COFA Space, College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales, Australia, which had been seen and learnt by both local and international artists, students and staffs at the time]. Since then, over the past decade, the Dripping-Fluid style has rapidly spread around the world and become a hot pop today. I'm very pleased to see such a phenomenon, trend and reality ! I further painted my > in 2009, > and much more to come ! Here I upload my >, >, >, and >. So, let the artworks show and speak themselves, I wish and hope you may enjoy my artworks. Here, follows is a brief of my general view, goals and missions in life and contemporary art: I would prefer to define myself as a genuine thinker, creator and entrepreneur, and it's a life long journey to search and fulfill my real self ... I'm still half way on the road towards my real self ... thus, I'm always busy, step by step, to catch my own [dreamed] real self ... interestingly ... to see how far I can go ... and enjoy the colourful, normal and unique journey of life ...
I also love Einstein's view that `One's real value depends on, in which sense and in which degree, to be liberalized from one's self.', which I learnt during my mid-high school years. I was conceived at China Academy of Art in 1962, when my mother was a young teacher there. I was fond of art and learnt drawing & paintings through my childhood and school years, although I studied civil engineering and building design and became an engineer and building designer during the whole 1980s till I went abroad in 1991 to have my postgraduate studies in arts [philosophy], international studies, and some business & finance in Australia. A decade ago, in 2000, right at the beginning of the 21st century, I decided to return the artworld, including applied art & science of design and architecture, to lead and represent the most significant global real life movement of the elite Chinese students & graduates since 1977, after Mao, after Culture Revolution, and after the Cold War. Particularly, to lead and represent the overseas based real global elite Chinese movement philosophically, psychologically, political-economically, historically and artistically. And, thus, to authentically lead the New Wave Contemporary Global Chinese Art Movement, after the first wave led by the China based artists, such as Zhang Xiaogang, Wang Guangyi, etc. who mainly painted some "distorted" [see note below ] past sentiment under Mao Era and Cultural Revolution [1960s-1970s]. Instead, over the last decade, I have been painting our new life after Mao, after Culture Revolution, and after the Cold War.
[ Note: rather than the distorted or false images of our past life in Mao's Era [1960s-1970s]painted by the so called first wave Chinese contemporary artists, myself will paint the facts and truth of our past as a political and historical positive artist. I had manifestoed The Art Positivism in 2008 and released to public. ] Over a decade ago, I found that the most dynamic & advanced real contemporary Chinese movement of our time, of the Reform & Open Door Era after Mao and Cold War; and the huge waves of elite Chinese studying abroad since 1978 and returning China had been ignored and less represented. That's one of key reasons to call myself to return the artworld to take the leadership to advocate, advance, and express our such global real life movement philosophically, psychologically, scientifically, historically, and artistically. Due to our such great global real life movement has played a key role to shape people's thinking and views of the rapidly globalized one world. And the huge two-way flows of global Chinese students & graduates in-and-out China will further profondly impact the world politics, economics, culture, art, science, technology and environment etc. for decades and centuries to come. A dynamically and organically merged one world of common interests of mankind with hybrid culture of east+west+north+south will gradually or rapidly replace any sort of separated, isolated, and narrow minded view and interest of single nation of the past and even today. Yes, to launch the much more advanced New Wave Contemporary Global Real Life Art Movement, and A Global Renaissance as a China born Australian, and global citizen with a multicultural mind, good and free will, to make sure great art has no boundary, but rather to show and express the essence, nature, truth, beauty and spirit of mankind, natural world, human life and universe !
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