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22

Feb

Visual Intoxication

Polish artist Alexandra Pacula’s is known for creating oil paintings of urban scenes. The paintings demonstrate her love of the nightlife and the breathtaking envrionments across cities. According to her website, Pacula believes that there is a struggle to achieve greater levels of enjoyment in our seemingly content society. She believes that 'we explore various environments and activities in search of pleasure. Extravagant lights of night enviornments seduce us to participate in curious events, enticing us to experience new forms of satisfaction.' In Pacula’s paintings, the depicted scenes capture those spectacular moments that ignites our curiosity. As you can see from Pacula’s work, she does a superb job recreating the 'feeling of dizziness and confusion by letting the paint blur and allowing shapes to dissolve.' The paintings shown above does a good job reflecting the perspective of an individual wandering around a city at night.

For more information on Pacula’s work, please visit alexandrapacula.com

18

Nov

Little People Project

"What Brings Us Together and What Keeps Us Apart"

"After the Storm"

"Fantastic Voyage"

"Local Authority"

"Sugar High"

German street artist Slinkachu’s “Little People Project" began in 2006. Slinkachu modifies miniature model train set figures and places them on the street. Slinkachu’s works are categorized as both street art installation and photography projects. Through Slinkachu’s installations, the artist hopes to “encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings.” The scenes that he sets up aims to “reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed.” Slinkachu has a new show opening in Ludwigsburg, Germany, titled “The Big City”. The show will feature Slinkachu’s existing images and installations as well as brand new work from the streets of Berlin, Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg. The show runs till November 27th at Kunstverein Ludwigsburg.

For more information on Slinkachu’s work, please visit slinkachu.com