City DNA IV: Lu Xinjian

City DNA IV: Lu Xinjian

Tuesday, June 3, 2014Monday, October 20, 2014

8 Hester Road, Suite 7b
London, SW11 4AX United Kingdom

Hua Gallery, is delighted to present a selection of paintings from Lu Xinjian's unique City DNA series. Internationally acclaimed Lu utilizes Google Earth satellite imagery to capture the structural essence of cities around the world, before meticulously translating these images to large-scale canvases.

An artist on the rise, Lu’s reputation has gained him collaborations with notable brands such as Absolut Vodka and Beats headphones by Dr. Dre, as well as an upcoming Summer collaboration with a major, global sports where brand to mark the opening of their flagship store in Shanghai. Internationally acclaimed Lu utilizes Google Earth satellite imagery to capture the structural essence of cities around the world, before meticulously translating these images onto large-scale canvases. By removing easily identifiable structures and landmarks and applying vibrant bold colours, Lu leaves the viewer with a vague impression of the once recognizable places. He plays with perspective and shapes, disorientating the visual queues and creating abstraction from the deliberate composition of global metropolises-- Featured locations include London, California, and China.