Luo Quanmu is active/lives in China. Luo Quanmu is known for painting.
Biography from China Guardian Auctions
Born in Nantong, Jiangsu in 1965, Luo Quanmu graduated from Department of Art, Nanjing Normal University in 1990. Luo Quanmu’s early works mostly depict maps, using western recognition on path and topology to consolidate and spread on the painting canvas through scientific analysis. Luo Quanmu’s paintings coincide with the combination of geometry and pattern. Geometry represents the framework and prototypes of things while pattern refers to the release of personal language and emotions. The combination of these two maps forms a real “spiritual map.” Later Luo Quanmu uses “a brush wrinkling method” to present the marks of water drops on his “Fake Mountain Rock” series, creating the visual effects of “moist within withering” to display a tranquil and solitary beauty. In 2011 Luo Quanmu held a large solo exhibition, Producer in Today Art Museum in Beijing and the solo exhibition, Ancient Soul in Aura Gallery Taipei in 2014. He also exhibited extensively in domestic and foreign institutes in Paris, Vienne, Singapore, Seoul, Nanjing, Shanghai, and Taipei City.;“Every artist has his unique texture of the canvas, which is closely related to the message they wish to convey.”-Luo Quanmu;As an artist from 1960s, Luo Quanmu did not blindly pursue the symbols of Chinese elements to follow the trend. On contrary, Luo Quanmu has explored into the creation of series of works with exceptional personal styles based on his own memories. The sophisticated and introverted colours used in the early Map and Mountain Rocks series resemble ancient porcelain without the burning smell. The Producer series seems to distribute the smell of gear grease from the image. In Wood Cutter, Butterfly Catching, and Bee Keeper series, the dense luxuriant green rain forests distribute the vibrant spirit of life from wet plants.;Luo started creating his Map series in 2000 and it was the artist’s first step into the exploration of creative themes. According to the artist, the origin of Map series was the intention “to find a solid plane that is both real and abstract.” The map from overlooking in the sky and the image of horizontal vision on the ground are considerably different. Familiar things are observed from a different perspective, the distance dilutes the concentration of relation, while the affinities between people and views are also separated. The aerial view is the western cognition for paths and to terrain, where the artist extends the technique with scientific analysis on the canvas. The work, Map, presented in this exhibition was created in 2002, which the artist drew the crisscross map for the prototype using aerial photos. The downtown city is divided in ordered blocks from the overlooking perspective, where tall buildings, cars and transportations and other specific manifestations all disappear in the grid-type of abstract blocks. The image forms a free but disoriented space. The semi-abstract works by Luo Quanmu reminds people of the abstract New York by Mondrian, built with various colors and simple lines but more introverted and calm. This technique is highlighted with the overall image as the cracked ice pattern of porcelain and the emerald green diamond that has been cut, and closer to the exploration of texture rather than pure formality and melodic presentation.
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