Chinese Artist Yao Lu

Mountains of Garbage
Chinese artist Yao Lu, photographs mounds of garbage covered in green construction nets and digitally reworks them to re-create traditional Chinese landscape paintings.

chinese garbage photos

Ancient Springtime Fey, 2006.
Chromogenic print, Edition of 8, 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches.

chinese garbage photos

Clear Cliff Shrouded in Floating Clouds, 2007.
Chromogenic print, Edition of 8, 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches.

chinese garbage photos

Viewing the City’s Places of Interest in Springtime, 2007.
Chromogenic print, Edition of 8, 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches.

chinese garbage photos

Mount Zhung in the Mist, 2007.
Chromogenic print, Edition of 8, 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches.

chinese mountain painting

Viewing the Waterfall from the Pine Rocks, 2007.
Chromogenic print, Edition of 8, 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches.

chinese garbage photos

Autumn Mist in the Mountain with Winding Streams, 2007.
Chromogenic print, Edition of 8, 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches.

chinese mountain painting

Dwelling in the Mount Fuchun, 2008.
C-Print and Epson Ultra Giclee.

chinese garbage photos

Green Cliffhanger, 2008.
C-Type print; 70 7/8″ x 32 1/4″.

Yao LuΒ (b. 1967) is an emerging Chinese artist and teacher at the photography department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. His work has been shown in numerous festivals and collective exhibitions around China, he is newly exhibiting in the west.

The artist photographs mounds of garbage covered in green protective nets which he assembles and reworks by computer to create bucolic images of mountain landscapes shrouded in the mist inspired by traditional Chinese paintings. Lying somewhere between painting and photography, between the past and the present, Yao Lu’s work speaks of the radical mutations affecting nature in China as it is subjected to rampant urbanization and the ecological threats that endanger the environment. A twixt between nature and pollution and the past and present.

In America Yao Lu is represented by: brucesilverstein.com

Images: prixpictet.com, brucesilverstein.com, miamibiennale.org – See more at: https://web.archive.org/web/20160113104733/https://www.inspirationgreen.com/chinese-artist-yao-lu.html#sthash.iU1XuVD2.dpuf

Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016.

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