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Lu Cong  Denver, CO

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'A Song at Dusk'
Oil on panel
'Makena 6'
Oil on panel

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About Lu


Lu Cong is a contemporary American portrait artist. He is regarded by many as one of the most distinctive young artists to recently emerge from the American West. His paintings center on the faces of his carefully chosen subjects. His style pays homage to 18th Century Romantics, yet is unmistakably conceived in and relevant to the contemporary era. His portraits do not simply capture the physical and emotional state of the subject but rather they establish the complicated psychological interactions that ensue when one comes face to face with the sensual, inexplicable, and unsettling.


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10 of 116 reactions displayed


Jill hartley

08.03.2015 @ 10:46 AM

Dimensions?

Lynn

12.19.2014 @ 6:58 PM

Love your work-!!! Amazing.
Can't afford gallery prices : (((
Any rejects not gallery worthy that you are selling?
please e-mail me anytime.
Thanks, Lynn

Mike

05.01.2012 @ 10:25 AM

I don't know why you guys are putting so much focus on their eyes. The paintings themselves look realistic to me. I don't see how someone manages to make paintings so photo-realistic. It's astonishing to me.

Alicia

04.30.2012 @ 5:02 AM

It is appealing.

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04.10.2012 @ 8:56 PM

the eyes look sooooo real
its amazing

Closol

02.23.2012 @ 8:04 AM

I absolutely adore your work. You are amazingly real.

Anonymous

02.10.2012 @ 11:49 PM

their eye's are freakishly real!

Lon w.

01.11.2012 @ 4:09 PM

Would buy the top painting if it was in my budget; looks like "Kelsie #1" is facing a dilemma. The second painting, "My Name Is Tabitha," introduces a series of paintings with compositions featuring her portrait.

Manijeh

12.09.2011 @ 3:24 PM

nice

Alexandra dot

08.11.2011 @ 12:17 PM

Beauty is so simple. We can all be beautiful, if we could just stop talking

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