Born in Handan City, Hebei Province, China, LV Yanjun received no formal education as he has a hearing impairment and cannot write. However, with his exceptional positive attitude in life, he persevered and taught himself the art of painting. This admirable artist is critical of the loss of political discourse in modern Chinese society. The women that LV Yanjun paints strike the viewer with their flawless appearance of perfect Oriental features and sensual lips, and are strikingly beautiful.
Contained in the images of these women is LV Yanjun's attempt to articulate the desire of the modern Chinese for the superficial and their display of such superficial accumulation. He further emphasizes this by painting these women in the full uniform of the Cultural Revolution. With Daughters of Dragons, LV Yanjun uses this image to hint at what he believes is a regression in Chinese society. He creates a contrast between China's current material obsession with the more admirable ideals of the Chinese individual of the past.
LV focuses on the facial expressions of the young women, and his exquisite painting style reveals the delicacy of oriental women's porcelain-like skin texture. The pale faces under the cap are evocative, reminding us of the depth of history they have experienced.
Art 10, Beijing, China
Shanghai Art Expo, Shanghai, China
Time & View, Gehua Cultural & Art Center, Beijing, China
Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shijiazhuang, China
Chic Liberation, Beijing, China
Group Exhibition, Art Show in District A, Song Zhuang, Beijing, China
The Show: Under Cap, Solo Exhibition, Beijing, China
Gehua Opening Exhibition, Gehua Cultural & Art center, Beijing, China
Art & Fashion, Yintai Plaza, Hangzhou, China
Group Exhibition, Living in Song Zhuang, Beijing, China
Group Exhibition, Song Zhuang Art Basel, Beijing, China