City DNA Paintings by Lu Xinjian

January 06, 2014

Based on aerial views from Google Earth, Chinese artist Lu Xinjian creates abstract paintings of major cities across the world in his series City DNA. What appears to be a mess of abstract shapes and colors, soon becomes a coherent view of the subject city, allowing the city's nuances and unique characteristics to shine through. 

Aboveis the city of Amsterdam,  below is Munich.