My Favorite Shanghai Industrial Buildings
Industrial buildings are usually located in some messy corners in a lot of cities, they are a kind of “huge and powerful vulnerable groups”, and they are silently serving the cities for all kinds of functions and demands. However, the cities are just pushing them toward the much wilder periphery. I wonder whether or not future technical improvement can alter such a situation, but, as a building-loving spectator, I am just feeling certain sympathy on those “huge and powerful vulnerable groups”.
Fortunately, nowadays it is an era in which appearance is everything, so many industrial buildings are kept by people due to their wonderful appearances, and are reused and transformed into all sorts of industrial parks, museums, and clubs, etc.. They are attached with prosperous skins together with the cities, they help broaden the public's visions, and enable every ordinary person wandering in the street to realize that those industrial buildings can be so charming, and comprehend the fate transformations of those buildings. Some of these transformations are related to aesthetic appreciation, or probably to the change of functions, or maybe due to good luck. All these good and interesting transformations are worth expecting.
Currently, I just gradually note them down with my paintings-#My Favorite Shanghai Industrial Buildings# and the Illustration Series thus come into being, among which some paintings of these industrial buildings has taken on a new look. Those I painted are just what they used to be, maybe some of them are quietly nurturing a new future, which I was not aware of, and just painted them to be what they currently are. Some buildings maybe were lost forever, I can just paint them according to my own imagination based on online data. Just have a glance at them, if you like. Here are only nine paintings at present, and following ones will be provided in the future.
I will continue to paint those industrial buildings in Shanghai, because they are never just the above mentioned nine ones in my schedule, and now let's just make it an ordinary beginning. I hope those readers who ever read this article can recommend me more industrial buildings you like, and my curiosity is looking forward to your messages.