Masterpiece in the Water
Masterpiece in the Water tells the story of an impatient collector killed by an artist and of this act of killing becoming an artwork as the story within the story sheds light on the psychological anxieties faced by soldiers during wartime, the family bond, and the supernormal. This semi-playful yet violent story explores the amusing similarity between supernatural events and the creation of artistic ideas, while reflecting on the complex relationships within the art world. It also exposes the power of superstitions, the existence of ghosts, and imagination as methods of survival. Through both its form (a story) and its various presentations in exhibitions, Lu’s work engages with key concerns in contemporary art, particularly materiality versus immateriality and narrative versus visual form.