Traditional handicrafts combined with contemporary imagery is the trademark of the Luo Brothers. On wooden panels, behind a mirror-smooth, shiny clear coat, they combine Chinese folk art with advertising motifs of the new consumer society. Over the past two decades, as more and more Western consumer goods conquered their habitat, the Chinese have developed a very strong brand awareness, which not only led to counterfeit ingessant marks, but also established new Western status symbols.
An essential part of the mostly very colorful and shrill images are the often repetitive motifs, which are held by a compositional symmetry, as is also common in totalitarian advertising. The motifs for their works are taken from the Luo Brothers e..B. popular congratulatory cards, and – posters for the Chinese New Year. Often symbolized by paunchy children, these depictions of abundance are combined with Chinese advertising for Western consumer goods. These images of a globalized consumer world are made in an impressively realistic watercolor technique. The then coated clear coat leads to a certain unification, which should also stand for the superficiality of our globalized world.