Artist Alexandra Pacula, most known for her dizzying oil paintings (see here and here), is back with, what we believe, is one of her best pieces to date. Called Animated Grid, it shows New York City not from street level but from above. It’s a stunning nighttime scene that makes you feel as though the city is alive or buzzing with energy.
As she tells us, “I’ve always been fascinated with seeing the city from above because the experience of it is totally transformed. The buildings look like Lego pieces and cars and people are like ants navigating a labyrinth. The city becomes a vast network of light reminiscent of a computer motherboard.
“In my new painting Animated Grid, which is a view of the west side of Manhattan from the Empire State Building, all the lights and buildings are arranged geometrically to accentuate the feeling of a city as a complex computer system requiring tons of energy to function.”
Pacula will be showing this new work along with others in an upcoming exhibition opening May 2 and running till May 25 at Gallery Henoch in New York City. The two person show will include works by artist Gary Ruddell.