He began writing short fantasy tales in 2012. These stories can be surprising, and some can even be scary, but through the medium of his stories, Lu expresses his unique artistic perspective. The stories usually unfold in the simplest way, constructing the bizarre but rich world of his imagination.
Lu Pingyuan utilizes the famous characters of animated films in his video works and brings them alive in reality. His idea parallels the essence of the computer-animated film Toy Story series where the toys' adventures occur when the owners are not watching. Using this humorous method, Lu connects the animated and real world in an intelligent and amusing way.
MoCA Shanghai will hold the 6th "Animamix Biennale: Ballade,” starting from May 26th, 2018. This three-month exhibition will invite artists from all over China to explore the virtual and real world through animation, comics and games. Spanning from the present to the future, the artworks will create the ballade which reflects the contemporary social culture. It will include various mediums - painting, sculpture, installation, animation and interactive art, combining with science and technology, bioengineering, neural networks, AI and interactive games.