Lu Xinjian: Boogie Woogie
Time Out says
The Chinese artist unveils new works depicting blueprints of cities using intricately dense lines, shapes and colours
Though the exhibition title screams disco days, Lu Xinjian’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong is actually inspired by the Piet Mondrian's famous penultimate artwork Broadway Boogie Woogie. The Chinese artist unveils new and previously unseen works from his three series of paintings where his canvases elaborate on Mondrian’s metropolises made up of simple lines and colour blocks into intricate blueprints of cities around the world using dense lines and shapes as well as vibrant colours. Lu’s jampacked artworks are an interesting interpretation of globalisation and homogenisation of cities like New York, Shanghai, Paris, and Dubai.