lu xinjian: city DNA paintings
 
lu xinjian: city DNA paintings
mar 26, 2012

lu xinjian: city DNA paintings

lu xinjian: city DNA paintings‘moscow’ (2010), part of lu xinjian’s ‘city DNA’ painting series acrylic on canvas 120x150cm

 

 

 

in his ‘city DNA‘ series, chinese painter lu xinjian abstracts the forms of cities based on aerial views from google earth. xinjian first sketches a design while looking at the map, next turning these patterns into stencils using adobe illustrator and a cutting plotter before painting them with acrylic on canvas. while the colors and chaotic lines at first glance seem purely graphical, perhaps even reminiscent of keith haring’s work, the designs actually represent what in architecture is termed ‘city DNA’: the structure and form, whether planned or happenstance, of an urban settlement. the colors of each piece are chosen based on the official city and national flags.

see more on lu xinjian’s site

lu xinjian: city DNA paintings ‘stockholm’ (2010) acrylic on canvas 200x120cm

lu xinjian: city DNA paintings ‘the triumph of new york’ (2010) acrylic on canvas 120x150cm

lu xinjian: city DNA paintings ‘munich’ (2011) acrylic on canvas 140x220cm

lu xinjian: city DNA paintings ‘hong kong’ (2010) acrylic on canvas 200x110cm

lu xinjian: city DNA paintings ‘shanghai’ (2011) acrylic on canvas 200x400cm

lu xinjian: city DNA paintings ‘los angeles’ (2010) acrylic on canvas 200x400cm

lu xinjian: city DNA paintings ‘port of LA’ (2011) acrylic on canvas 200x300cm

lu xinjian: city DNA paintings from left to right, top row: london, fribourg, madrid, paris bottom row: groningen, las vegas, new delhi, kyoto

lu xinjian: city DNA paintings installation view of ‘london’ (2010) acrylic on canvas 115x170cm

via the creator’s project

  • Finally! The Moderns aren\’t all dead! Love your work, love your mind.
    [url=http://LaniPicard.com] lanipicard [/url] Creative Artist

    Lani Picard
  • A FEW REMAINING CITY DNA PIECES and his NEW SERIES called INVISIBLE POEM AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION from ART LABOR Gallery in SHANGHAI! Give us a dingle…
    Martin

    Martin
  • Also looking beautifully decorative a la Valerie Jaudon as well

    Mark Kusek
  • Absolutely great!!! Makes for great fabric design!!!

    Johnnie Autard
  • i think barcelona might be interesting

    mei mihi
  • Don’t know much about the other cities, but i could instantly correlate with New Delhi & perhaps the blocks of New York!

    Vikram
  • something between mondrian and haring. good!

    marekarel

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