A series of paintings based on my own photographs taken in and around the greatest city in the world – New York. Over the next 18 months, I will be creating a group of paintings based on photographs that I have compiled over the past 20 years. These photos have been inspired by some of the great photorealist painters from the late 1960’s to present, including Richard Estes, Robert Cottingham and Ralph Goings.
“I’ve always admired artists from the photorealism movement because not only were they technically sound, but they were able to capture a moment in time, using one or multiple photographs and then translating that into a work of art.”
First up, a painting that is 20 years in the making. The photograph, taken in New York, in the winter of 1998, captures a breakdance crew dancing in the heart of time square with the spectators intently watching the breaker, mid air flare. The background is filled with the famous, ever-changing billboard facade located on Broadway between 45th and 46th street.