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Blurry Oil Paintings of Drunken Cab Rides

We discovered work of Poland-born, New York-based artist Alexandra Pacula over on Animal NY; looking at her blurry oil paintings — which are intended to recreate the “wonder and disorientation” of urban nightlife — is like riding around the city in a speeding cab after having a drink (or ten drinks) too many. “I concentrate on how the mind perceives and evaluates surroundings while under the influence of a social climate,” she explains. “I want the viewer’s eye to travel within my composition and experience a familiar exhilarating event of an actual nightly excursion.” Minus the hangover, naturally. Click through to check out a gallery of Pacula’s work.


Alexandra Pacula, Ardent Phenomenon, 2008. Oil on canvas. 108 X 84 inches