Painting the Future of Cities | Lu Xinjian

Dec 01 , 2020 | Social Good

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Chinese painter Lu Xinjian has worked with brands like Nike and Beats by Dre. And his canvas is the world—finding inspiration in the geometry of satellite maps, turning them into intricate, abstract masterpieces that he calls “City DNA.” Xinjian speaks with our Host James Chau about his creative process and shows us the world from his artistic view.


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