Original art for sale at | East Village Nocturne by Nick Savides | $5,600 | oil painting | 24' h x 48' w | ..\art\oil-painting-East-Village-Nocturne

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East Village Nocturne

Nick Savides
Ugallery 5345199658 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched linen New

Finished white edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


24" h x 48" w x 1.25" d |5 lbs. 13 oz.

In stock $5,600



Artist Nick Savides paints the Empellón Al Pastor on St. Marks Place and Avenue A, across Tompkins Square Park in the East Village in New York City. "I was particularly interested in how the bar is lit at night and the effect of 'outside looking in' when their doors are open in the warm weather," says Nick. The stark contrast between the gentle interior illumination and the bright pink glow from the sidewalk evokes a nostalgic feeling in this tableau. The external wall features a ceramic relief sculpture, a mural, and graffiti, while the interior boasts portraits and more murals on the walls and ceiling. The people enjoying their drinks and company add to the bustling atmosphere of the scene.

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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