Lu Xinjian, born in 1977 in China’s Jiangsu Province, makes us think about each city we believe we know in a completely novel way. Mastering new technology and media, Lu’s work is a product of the global world. Using commonplace tools such as computers and the internet, he offers commentary on everyday life and makes us question the way we live. In his groundbreaking series, “City DNA”, started in 2009, Lu uses Google Earth to retrieve a satellite view of a city or neighborhood and simplifies the topography into basic geometric shapes on his computer.
Works of specific cities can also be commissioned.