Lou Daohua

Lou Daohua

Lou was born in China and now lives and works in Sweden. Starting as a handy child full of ideas, she inherited her creativity from her grandmother, who taught her how to make fabric toys and outfits for dolls. In elementary school, she spent two years learning traditional Chinese painting, which centered on self-expression other than being objectively precise and set the tone of her mindset regarding art. She moved to Sweden after graduating from university with a science degree. Living in a completely different culture led her mind to embody a fusion of Chinese and European influences, and the marriage of cultures is reflected in her artwork. Her figurative paintings and ink drawings tell stories of inner conflicts and embracing life changes. The figures in her artwork are characterized by their depictions of multiple faces, dynamic body postures, and bright color schemes that convey various emotions, struggles, and reconciliations. She delves into the complexities of reconciling different identities and feelings through her practice to discuss self-awareness and acceptance.