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Luo Xu: a Yunnan art prodigy

By : InKunming|Updated: 2011-10-31

An exhibition of Luo Xu's ( 罗旭)paintings, sculptures and decorations with nearly 30 works have been held in Shanghai on the night of October 18. The exhibition is themed with two series, namely, Tadpole and Spirits Freed from Bodies (Linghun Chuke). Luo is a Yunnan artist well-known for his "aborigines nest" (Tuzhuchao) which is featured by mammatus architectures and sculptures. [Provided to InKunming]

"I didn't abide by laws in my childhood. I pick up farmers' pumpkins on the sly when cutting grasses in the fields; I ditched from class to catch crickets; I drew pictures in the countryside when working in a construction company. I was not endowed with gifts, and I could not image that one day I would be on the art journey," this is the heartfelt saying of Luo Xu ( 罗旭), a Yunnan artist well-known for his "aborigines nest"土著巢) which is featured by mammatus architectures and sculptures.

Art journey

Luo started to learn painting early in 1982 and leant sculpture in Beijing five years later.

After returning to Mile County in Yunnan province, he stepped into the fanatic creation period. His works in the early period were made of pottery and wood, focusing on the lives of ethnic groups. He held his first exhibition in 1990.

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