Mengjia Lu


My work is based on different combinations of pixels. In the 21st century, people display images and text through the screens of computers and smartphones. Through pixel technology, people construct new symbols, patterns, images, and texts by an assembly of different forms and quantities, allowing them to communicate with the viewers quickly. I try to recreate ancient Chinese characters and patterns in a way that is similar to coding through contemporary computer graphics technology. Visually and formally unitizing pixels, I actually talk more about communication, as a subject, in different perspectives. I transfer the ancient Chinese characters, oracle bone script and bronze inscription, to pixel characters, so that translate to current popular internet language. I record these new vocabularies to allow the past culture communicating with the present context, talking about the obstacles between different languages, culture and times.