?????13? Lu Yang Self Portrait#13 : KaliPipimi

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In the ancient Indian epic Ra?ma?yan?am, Hanuman cuts open his chest to display the Ram and Sita on his beating heart. Taking such a folklore as inspiration, Lu casts himself as Goddess Kali a Hindu Goddess significant in Lus own spiritual denomination. Kali rips her chest open, showing a Pipimi with middle fingers up. Lu Yang expresses his dystopian wish to take the world under his reign with dark violence, and his playful contempt towards the world that finds its roots in the Moe mordibity subculture.





??!??????????!Lu Yangs Cult of Hotties
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Lu Yangs Cult Hotties explores a will to overcome sexual desires towards beautiful young men. Seven headless muscular young men form a Star of David a significant Tantric symbol originates from Hinduism. Tantrism centers around the deity Lingam-Yoni, whose avatar is characterized as a hybrid of male and female genitalias. While the formation of these young, muscular men conjures lustful desires, Lu, reincarnated as Acala in the paint- ing, decapitates them to sever his own connections to such worldly lingerings and embark on a path to celibacy.

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????!?????!What a Snack!
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In What a Snack!, Lu Yang is reincarnated as Anime character Pipimi, who bears remarkable physical resemblance with the artist, and overlooks the audience in front of the paint- ing. Pipimi performs gunning (a cruel torture technique popularized by Investiture of the Gods, a popular 16th-century Chinese novel, where the victim is chained to a incandescent metal pole and subsequently burnt to death) on beautiful young men with a boiling hot pot.

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????????????Universe Gyaru (????)Kali & Earth Visual Rock Smart
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Lu Yang has always been inspired by Japanese Ganguro Gyaru subculture originated in Shibuya, Tokyo in the 90s. Ganguro Gyaru, roughly translated as demon hot chicks, are distinguished by a dark tan and over-the-top makeup, and embody a rebelious spirit like that of the Goddess Kali. Kali, with the head of a typical Ganguro Gyaru grafted on her body, decapitates a Shamate teenager with a decorated Sickle, leaving a bloodtrail of diamonds. Long live the spirit of Kali through the beginning and the end of the universe.

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Kaiju Lu Yang numba 1-2-3
each 130x130cm
In an ongoing series, Lu Yang reincarnates himself as Kaiju. The Kaiju then go on to seek aliance with Gozilla and spread fear and destruction in the tokusatsu (Japanese monster movies) universe. The Kaiju avatars first made an appearance in Lu Yangs lastest video game production ‘Worldly World Adventures’. Lu distorts and demonizes his own physical appearance to become the Kaiju and other antagonists in the game, and this work reimagines them on 2-D canvases.

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???????????(>?<;))))….. A (Blood)Thirst Trap
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Why is Venus always represented as a voluptuous young woman? How does visual cul- ture tame our imagination of mythologies? Venus is a goddess, so is Chhinnamasta (a Hindu nude self-decapitating, blood-squirting goddess of contradictions). In Lus reinter- pretation of The Birth of Venus, Chhinnamasta replaces Venus and becomes the center of attention. She bestows upon Loch Ness Monster and monstrous skull magical power by feeding them her sacred blood. She is the giver as well as the taker of life. Kali em- bodies contradiction and mutuality.

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????????? Daily Life of Azazel-San
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Famed Japanese anime You’re Being Summoned, Azazel-san finds its inspiration from Azrael, the Angel of Death. In Jewish and Islamic fables, Azrael was one of the first to be exiled from heaven for his unholy betrayal. Azrael means godly strenghth to move land and sea. What is daily life like in the palace of the Angel of Death? In Daily Life of Azazel-san, Lu Yang gives Azrael the physicality of Narasimha, the part-lion, part-man avatar of Hindu god Vishnu.

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?????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????( ????)????????????????????????????????? ???! Lu Yang began idolizing Marilyn Manson since he first encountered his works in early teens. The androgynym Manson manifests has had lasting impact on Lu Yang and his practice. In this painting, Manson becomes an enchanting, vicious snake demon, unfaltered even when it is quadropleteamed by Calabash Brothers (popular Chinese cartoon from the 80s) and their fiery power.

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???!?????!Chili Eyes! Old Man Reading Smartphone!
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Lu Yang has been interested in the physical parallel between Hu panel (a small, rectangualr hand panel government officials wrote on to communicate information with the emperor in ancient China) and modern smartphone designs. What if people had smartphones hundreds and thousands years ago? What if deities used a device similar to a smartphone to find out the karma, good or bad, of the mortals to determine who goes to heaven and who doesnt? Lu puts his answer on canvas.

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2??? Double Sadness
Lu Yangs pug Biabia has a RSF (resting sad face). Lu doubled Biabias saddness in this painting.