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DMX and Aaliyah on 8th

Nick Savides
Ugallery 5345195720 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched linen New

Finished white edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


24" h x 36" w x 1.25" d |5 lbs. 0 oz.

$3,700 Out Of Stock



Artist Nick Savides paints a Mobil station on 8th Avenue at the corner of Horatio Street in the West Village of New York. "It’s a summer evening, near sunset," says Nick. Featured is an interpretation of Alec Monopoly’s stylized black and white mural of DMX and Aaliyah. "Here, the spotlight provides color to the otherwise grayscale portraits, which blend in with their surroundings. DMX’s intensity contrasts with Aaliyah’s cool."

Nick Savides

Brooklyn, New York

Nick learned to paint from his mother when he was a child, but it wasn’t until college that he decided to be a career artist. His realist images of New York City are inspired by the drama of the city–the changing light, the spontaneous magic. Nick begins his process with reference photographs from his daily life, often shooting the same scene at multiple times of the day. He brings the images back to his Brooklyn studio where he composes a scene in Photoshop, adding and subtracting elements from multiple photographs to achieve the perfect composition before beginning to paint. “As my artwork is realistic, one might be tempted to think they are copies from nature,” says the artist. “Really, they are composed–every detail is considered. It is a balance between what is seen, what is true to nature, and what can make a good painting.”

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