lu xinjian: invisible poem paintings
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jun 07, 2012
lu xinjian: invisible poem paintings



‘du fu: jue ju’
, 2012
acrylic on canvas
150cm x150cm

after the popularity of his first collection entitled ‘city dna’ previously covered by designboom here, chinese artist lu xinjian has
sent us his new paintings ‘invisible poem’ where he revisits form, color and pattern. the painter explored a similar visual mood
in the last series, which xinjian explains also stimulated these latest works, however this time using the craft of language and
poetry to direct the opus. 


‘charles baudelaire: l’amour du mensonge’, 2012
acrylic on canvas
201cm x 175cm



in a paper by the only living writer featured in the series mark talacko, the paintings are described to be graphic recordings of
literature about love by poets from different times and cultures such as shakespeare and baudelaire (above). he does this by
re-interpreting the letters and characters with his unique design,
choosing colors based on how he felt when reading the
spirit of the compositions. the purpose of the set is to revivify
the art of verse as well as the relationship between the image and
the written word. you can read the full essay on the project here.

 

‘charles baudelaire: les métamorphoses du vampire’, 2012
acrylic on canvas
201cm x 175cm


‘charles baudelaire: la mort des amants’, 2012
acrylic on canvas
150cm x 150cm


‘charles baudelaire: les deux bonnes soeurs’, 2012
acrylic on canvas
160cm x 200cm


‘charles baudelaire: vers pour le portrait de m. honoré daumier’, 2012
acrylic on canvas
150cm x150cm


‘li bai: question and answer in the mountains’, 2011
acrylic on canvas
150cm x 150cm


‘li bai: for wang lun’, 2011
acrylic on canvas
150cm x 150cm


‘william shakespeare: sonnet 138′, 2011
acrylic on canvas
144cm x 210cm


‘william shakespeare: sonnet 18′, 2011
acrylic on canvas
144cm x 210cm

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions’  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.
see more project submissions from our readers here.

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