Original art for sale at UGallery.com | Hot Dog Stand in NYC by Laura (Yi Zhen) Chen | $550 | acrylic painting | 20' h x 16' w | ..\art\acrylic-painting-Hot-Dog-Stand-in-NYC

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Hot Dog Stand in NYC

Laura (Yi Zhen) Chen

Acrylic painting on Stretched linen

Finished white edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


20 " h x 16 " w x .75 " d |0 lbs. 12 oz.




An expressionist view of an evening in New York painted in bold blocks of color. Laura flattened the architecture in the background, giving the scene a theatrical feeling. The characters provide a rich storyline. "It doesn't matter how many times I have been to NYC, every time I get off the train, I am lured by its vibrant night life, its color and energy," she says.

Laura (Yi Zhen) Chen

Cary, North Carolina

Laura begins the painting process by taking multiple photographs, which she then combines and sketches into one composition. She takes a spontaneous approach to color, and often finds that her final paintings are quite different than her original intentions. As such, her color palette is vibrant and at times unexpected. Laura’s artwork is executed with stylized modernism, featuring heavy outlines and dramatic shadows. Much of her subject matter is architectural. “I especially like historical buildings in my area,” says Laura. “I am fascinated by the geometric shapes of the old buildings, their varieties and repetitions, their dramatic color contrast. To me, their simple structures have personality and dignity.” Laura works best when her studio is clean and well organized, and finds inspiration in the “miles of good paintings” hanging in the world’s great museums.

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Laura (Yi Zhen) Chen 10/8/2018 | 4:09 PM

Hello P Free, Thank you for the posting and liking my paintings, which piece in particular do you like? Laura

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P Free 10/8/2018 | 2:53 PM

Or do you have any other collections elsewhere?

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P Free 10/8/2018 | 2:53 PM

but they prices are little beyond me. Would you have any flexibility on your prices?

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P Free 10/8/2018 | 2:52 PM

Hi Zhen. I REALLY love your paintings. I found you on this website by complete accident. I would love to buy one of your


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