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Ink’s Infinite Inspiration: Chinese brush painting by Lu Zhongjian

Date: Wednesday 17 July – Thursday 22 August 2024
Location: Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL

Clare Hall is delighted to present an exhibition of paintings by Lu Zhongjian. The exhibition is free, and runs from 17 July to 22 August 2024 in Clare Hall’s Main Building.

Lu Zhongjian: Fragrances of the Scholar’s Desk, 2023. Brush painting on rice paper.

About the artist

Lu Zhongjian (卢中见) is an artist of critical acclaim who lives in Guangdong Province in southern China. Born in 1961 in Luoyang, China, he has been fascinated by the beauty of the countryside from a young age and deeply inspired by the rich history of his birthplace. He went on to learn a combination of Chinese and Western art, the latter through the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.

Lu Zhongjian is a master of many styles and engages with a broad range of themes, from highly meticulous and detailed bird-and-flower paintings to bold and expressive splashed-ink landscapes and magnificent large-scale figure paintings. While his life and work are deeply rooted in Chinese culture, Lu Zhongjian also takes inspiration from Western art and is highly innovative in developing his own unique style.

He has won many awards and accolades over his long and accomplished career, including the Gold Medal of the First Chinese Painting Exhibition of Guangdong Province and the Gold Medal of Galaxy Award by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China. He has been invited to exhibit and deliver talks within China and internationally, in places such as Hong Kong and Macao (China), La Réunion (France), Cambridge (UK), Kuala Lumpur and Penang (Malaysia) and Singapore.

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