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Hyperreal, Dizzying Paintings of Urban Landscapes

One look at the paintings of contemporary British painter Nathan Walsh proves his fascination with urban landscapes, the shadowy corners of cities, and the reflective surfaces of manmade structures gleaming into the skyline. His hyperreal paintings of glossy buildings, majestic bridges, and sidewalk scenes are expansive and dizzying, their heights felt and complexities revealed. Walsh is attuned to the fact that “creating an urban landscape within its own perspectival space has more potential than simply duplicating the flatness of a photograph.” Subtly, the artist alters his sources by shifting perspectives, changing the size of buildings, and sometimes introducing structures found on Google Earth, inventing another kind of reality. Visit Walsh’s beautiful cityscapes past the break.


Image credit: Nathan Walsh, courtesy of Albemarle Gallery [Spotted via robotmafia]

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