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lu xinjian abstractly evokes shanghai's city center in lights
dec 26, 2013
lu xinjian abstractly evokes shanghai's city center in lights


lu xinjian abstractly evokes shanghai’s city center in lights

 

 

 

developed using google earth imagery of the city, and then reworked in his signature style, lu xinjian continues his exploration of how to visualize city DNA in representative colors and patterns by depicting the heart of shanghai with graphic brilliance. ‘city light’ is centered on a small blue square, with a network of neon tubes arranged over its surface abstractly portraying the chinese metropolis’ city plan. running on a flash program that expands to the edges of the work, and functioning on a repeating program, the illuminated work represents the constant growth and expansion of china’s most populated urban area, the bright colors evoking its love of neon, glamour and bling bling!

 

the installation is showing in art labor‘s ‘I love shanghai’ exhibition in shanghai, china until january 5th, 2014.

 

 


‘city light’ 

 

 


the artwork runs on a flash program that illuminates the work in a repeated sequence

 

 


the illuminated work represents the growth and expansion of shanghai

 

 


the flash program expands to the edges of the piece

 

 


fully illuminated

 


up close

 

 


working process

 

 

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