Original art for sale at | Physical GraffiTea by Nick Savides | $7,600 | oil painting | 36' h x 48' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Physical-GraffiTea

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Physical GraffiTea

Nick Savides
Ugallery 5345191996 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched linen New

Finished white edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


36" h x 48" w x 1.25" d |7 lbs. 6 oz.

In stock $7,600



"This is a tenement building on Saint Marks Place in the East Village, the site of the cover photo of Led Zeppelin's 1975 album Physical Graffiti, and currently the site of a tea shop called Physical GraffiTea," explains artist Nick Savides. "The light is basically indirect from above, with some areas spot lit by reflections, however it is a bright sunny day, which is evident from the window reflections. Each window gives us a glimpse, though sometimes distorted, of the opposing view."

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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