City Stream

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Chinese painter Lu Xinjian creates mind-bending abstract images of city streets in
“City Stream,” a series of urban impressionism paintings that are somewhat reminiscent of Magic Eye puzzles. Using basic
shapes and colors, the jumble of geometric abstraction comes to life
after a closer look, depicting cityscapes extruded from ariel views of
streets and architecture throughout Shanghai. The images are at once
2D and 3D, offering a truly unique way to view the world.