Joining the Suzhou Taohuawu Woodcut Printmaking School in 1979, Lu Ping (卢平) developed an international audience by 1983. Exhibiting his work in Italy, Canada, Japan, Sweden and the U.S., his work holds a universal appeal. Raised in Suzhou, many of Lu Ping's works present the winding canals and countless bridges of his hometown.
Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him. - Chinua Achebe