Lou Zhenggang started to learn calligraphy and painting from her father at an early age. She, as a young girl, was considered as a legendary figure in China’s calligraphy & painting during the 1970s & 1980s. Lou Zhenggang went to Japan in 1986 and resided abroad from then on. She has been an active international figure in fine art with a devotion to spreading Chinese culture. During the past 20 years, she has staged 26 solo exhibitions and 3 tour exhibitions in China, Japan, USA as well as other places. Her calligraphic works and paintings showed the contemporary spirit of China, and are collected by many renowned museums and private collectors. In 1993, Lou Zhenggang Works Exhibitions were held in the UN headquarters in New York. The UN Children’s Fund printed 22 of her works onto postcards that were issued in over 140 countries and regions. 8 of her works were chosen to be the cover page for an 8-volume High School national language textbook in Japan. In 2007, the 34 series named Life & Love by Lou Zhenggang was collected by the China National Museum.
“My work is all I have got”. Art meant life to her during her past lifetime. She constantly pursued something above and beyond in her artistic career by exploring more depictive new materials and by employing different media and tools. Her works included Life & Love, Sun and Moon Shining Forever, Heart, Harmony; Life Goes On, Nature and other series. Since 2004, Lou Zhenggang left the art world to host interviews on Tokyo TV station, write columns for CEO Daily of Sankei Shimbun, etc. Her efforts on the promotion of Chinese calligraphy and painting culture have gained high acclaims. Her publications include ‘Heart’, ‘Words from Heart’, ‘Hindrance in Heart’, ‘Book of Heart’, and ‘Some Words to Give You’, ‘Maxim’ etc. Her new book, ‘Stories from Heart’ will be published by Sanlian Press in June.
Her new installations and many representative works will be on exhibition in Today Art Museum this time.
About the Exhibition
Opening time: August 5, 2012
Duration: 2012.08.06 — 2012.09.04
Location: 2nd floor exhibition hall of building 1of Today Art Museum
Courtesy of the Lou Zhenggang and Today Art Museum, for further information please visit www.todayartmuseum.com.