Lu Xianjian @ Fabien Fryns Fine Art, Los Angeles

CITY DNA NAPA, 2011
 Lu Xianjian paints aerial views of cities on Google Earth reconfiguring architecture, landscape and human activities into short exclamatory lines, circles and squares, woving them into a colossal networks.

CITY DNA PALM SPRINGS, 2011

"Lu Xinjian: City DNA III," inspired by towns in the United States, is opening Jun 25 at Fabien Fryns Fine Art, Los Angeles.

Lu eliminates the painting elements of perspective, light and depth, relying on color, lines and composition to fulfill his painterly vision and his interpretation of urban planning. His abstract approach to topography decodes the places that we are familiar with with the recognizable landmarks of the environment transformed into geometry.

Such a reconfiguration of data can trace its history back to as early as cubism, futurism and the neoplasticism of Piet Mondrian in the early 20th century. These movements were marked by the artists’ attempt to translate their experience of flying above an open space where the perspective was constantly shifting under the pilot’s eyes in dynamic and synthetic visual terms.

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