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.
An artist should use freely whatever materials he pleases. In the case of the woodblock print, he simply goes one step further and employs a block instead of a brush... - Watanabe Shozaburo, 1916