Artworks by Luo Jie

Goodbye by Luo Jie

210 x 180 cm
Oil on Canvas

Have a Good Day by Luo Jie

210 x 180 cm
Oil on Canvas

Swinging by Luo Jie

210 x 210 cm
Oil on Canvas

Day Dreaming by Luo Jie

150 x 180 cm
Oil on Canvas

Robot by Luo Jie

Oil on Canvas

The Smoking Man no. 1 by Luo Jie

USD 2,600.00

Lithography
70 x 56 cm
edition 100

Imprisoned- Sensitivity by Luo Jie

USD 2,600.00

Lithography
70 x 56 cm
edition 100

Imprisoned- City Watcher by Luo Jie

USD 4,000.00

Lithography
76 x 106 cm
edition 99

Imprisoned- Falling by Luo Jie

USD 4,000.00

Lithography
76 x 106 cm
edition 99

Luo Jie

罗杰

Born in November 1968

1991 Graduate from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts

Public Collections: Yuangong Art Museum Shanghai Qinghe Art Museum Nanjing

Luo Jie is one of the most established and distinctive Chinese contemporary artists in China today. His works feature his iconic subject ‘Rope Man’ and expresses a kind of emotional nostalgia that entangled with life of modern metropolis. The profiles and lines of his works demonstrate the complex way of feelings and experiences in life that have often no beginning, nor end.

Different people have different perceptions, and they have different approaches and starting points towards art. Art is a carrier of feelings. As an unsociable and introverted person, Luo Jie was not interested in indulging himself in telling big stories and expressing obscure logical ideas. On the contrary, he attach importance to inner reality, and his inner feelings are the most abundant source for his artistic expression.

Shy at socializing and often nervous with people, Luo Jie grew up belonging to the silent majority of the society, with sensitive and delicate nerves and unable to bear too much. This may have something to do with his family background as his father was such a person— joyless, inflexible and simple. He would contradict his superiors at meetings just because of trifles, making them embarrassed. Therefore, he confined himself within the net woven out of his habitual eccentricity and stubbornness, just like a set of invisible shackles on himself. However, to Luo Jie, shackles have double meanings from certain perspective—shackles for himself, and shackles for this world as well. Perhaps they served as protection, and what was shackled was this world. The invisible chains shackled Luo Jie every day it was impossible for him to ignore their existence. If he had been someone else, he would have chosen to escape, to rebel or to keep silent. However as a visual artist, Luo Jie found a way to visualize them, finding another kind of strong visual tension. Apart from being fascinated with this family memory, Luo Jie also believes this ideology is representational of a cultural attitude of the modern society.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2009 Samsara: One’s Memorial Ceremony” Du Jiang Yan, China
2009 Luo Jie: Paintings, Lococo Fine Art, St. Louis, United States
2008 Imprisoned, Canvas International art, the Netherlands
2008 Imprisoned-Cross the border, Pata Gallery, Taibei
2008 Imprisoned, Pata Gallery, Beijing
2007 Prison Series, Pata Gallery, Beijing
2007 Prison Series, Singapore
2006 Prison Series, Vanessa Art Link, Beijing

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2010 Research Representational Painting, Times Art Museum, Beijing
2009 Experience/Gorgeous, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Feng Feng Art, Beijing
2009 Near History, Contemporary Art Exhibition of China, Chateau de Tours, Tours, France
2009 To Find the Border, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Airport 10th Gallery, Chengdu, China
2009 60 70 80 China Contemporary Art Exhibition, Tours Castle Museum of Art, Tours, France
2008 China Now Now 2, Canvas International Art,Amstelveen, The Netherlands
2008 Internal Injury, Xiang Shang Space, Beijing
2007 China feeling – Chengdu Contemporary Art Exhibition, New York
2007 Shanghai MOCA, Shanghai Museum of Modern Arts, Shanghai
2006 Changed Pictures, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
2006 Drip/Prison/Touch, Shengman Gallery, Beijing
2006 New Power Biennale of Shanghai, Yuangong Art Museum, Shanghai