"Zao Wu at Dawn of Chaos" is the third personal exhibition at the gallery of Li Donglu, Chinese artist born in 1982, trained at the School of Fine Arts in Guangzhou, China (2002-2004) and at the School of Fine Arts of Versailles (2006-2008).
In line with his pictorial reflection based on time and moods, Li Donglu invites the public to feel, this year, the power of what is called in China 造物 ("Zao Wu" in pinyin). Called biblically "Genesis" in the West or "Cosmogony" in the world of science, "Zao Wu" embodies in China a divine force at the origin of the creation of the Universe.
To paint his landscapes with surrealistic flashes, Li Donglu chooses to use the first glow of the rising sun that begins to whiten the horizon: the Dawn. For the artist, these landscapes, felt a priori like large, silent and quiet expanses, are, in reality, representations of worlds in tension ready to explode at any moment. The trails of lava flowing along the rocks or fires crisscrossing the roots of the trees vibrate then as warning signs of an environment where there is confusion, disorder: Chaos.
It is, therefore, the beneficial light of the Dawn that reveals all the power of Nature whose destiny is doomed to destruction. From then on, the "Zao Wu" resonates at the moment when Nature, so tranquil in appearance, can at any time release its immeasurable energy where the earth's surface is ready to burst and rise from the ashes ...