Lu Xinjian 陆新建
Every city offers its own sense of visual logic. While most modern cities are born from a necessity to efficiently use space, ancient cities have grown into a beautiful chaotic mass born of class, belief, and fortification. Xinjian Lu’s painting series “City DNA” utilizes satellite imagery to create paintings that explores and deciphers a city’s overall structure and rhythm with basic shapes and marks. Xinjian draws on Yin and Yang dialectics, a unifying balance of polarities to create harmonic representations of universally common urbanization.
Xinjian is part of the 2011 Absolut Blank campaign, which celebrates the creativity of artists from around the world. Lu Xinjian lives and works in Shanghai.
Chen Hangfeng 陳航峰
Hangfeng cleverly manipulates corporate insignias into elaborate symmetrical paper cutouts traditionally created and displayed during Chinese holiday festivals. With an increasing interest from the West in capitalizing on the unfathomable market opportunities that exist in China, corporate logos are becoming more and more visible. Hangfeng’s cutouts speak of a sentiment that is leery of this western bombardment and infiltration, but also possibly reflective of the long relationship that many Chinese factories have had with these branded icons. Also on display will be Hangfeng’s “The Last Supper”, a video piece utilizing KFC’s Colonel and a brood of hens.
Chen Hangfeng lives and works in Shanghai.
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