Dynamic Oil Paintings of Cityscapes in Motion


Italian artist Alessandro Papetti creates cityscapes filled with a sense of chaotic life in motion. His oil on canvas paintings feature not just one crisp moment, but rather, multiple elements blended together into a dynamic portrayal of time and space.

Finding inspiration from the bustling world around him, Papetti elegantly merges swift brushstrokes together into the energetic compositions. The scenes, generally void of people, convey a sense of loneliness that one can feel, even when surrounded by so much activity. Viewers will find themselves quickly connecting to the ambiguous moments and creating narratives based on our own life experiences.

Papetti explains, “I try not to tell a story when painting. It is normal for the spectator to see what he wants, or is able, to see. We love what is already ours. Sometimes art merely underscores this fact of belonging. However, I believe that in most cases, the less we know about something, the more we perceive it for what it really is.”











Alessandro Papetti’s website
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Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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