Delusional Crime and Punishment Wheel, 2019
Digital print on Hahnemühle paper
37 x 37 cm (image), 40 x 40 cm (paper)
Edition of 30, signed on back, numbered
In Lu Yang’s work Delusional Crime and Punishment Wheel, a genderless, CGI-rendered avatar of the artist and various symbols dissect the meaning of existence through metaphors of theological determinism. Lu (*1984, China) suggests that if humankind was created by a God, our propensity to sin was preordained, and our arrival in hell inevitable.
Solo exhibitions have taken place at Bank / Mabsociety (2020), M Woods Museum (2017), Société Berlin (2016), with group shows at Centre Pompidou (2020), UCCA Beijing (2020), and CCA Tel Aviv (2019), among others. Lu Yang lives in Shanghai.
Read a portrait of Lu Yang in Issue #58, available here.