Abstract Cities

Chinese painter Lu Xinjian translates city maps into a series of graphic typologies, breaking down streets and buildings into Keith Haring-esque abstractions. He bases his each works on aerial views from Google Earth, sketching out his design, which he then turns into stencils used to paint acrylic on canvas. His forms make up each individual city’s structural ‘DNA’, in colors based on the official city and national flag.

(Image: Installation View of London)

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