This painting expresses the nature of the urban city of Manhattan very well. The contrast of primary hues to the gray scale creates a sort of visual tension that replicates the equally bustling urban context. Moreover, the abstraction of the Manhattan grid plan as lines that cross over the painting further adds to the disorder of the painting and the city. In particular, I enjoy how not one single figure or object is in focus - everything is essentially out of focus to replicate what a person on the street would view when caught in the midst of traffic. This distortion is such a refreshing change to the tendency to paint objects with clear definition and rendering. A very well executed and successful painting that simulates the nature of Manhattan - Congratulations!
Have never done a critique before and you must understand this is a personal point of view! Love the colours in this and the actual New York scene. For me personally the "map" pattern on top detracts from the actual picture. I can understand the idea and thought it worked well with the inked drawing but just think it "takes away" from the beauty of this painting?
I love it! I love the fractured feeling the grid gives to it. I love all of your work, (and end up favoriting it all) but for some reason my heart stopped when I saw this one. There's just something about it, that is amazing to me. I don't know, but anyway, BRILLIANT!!!
(Now I wish I had like a, *Super Favorite* button or something)