Original art for sale at | Tacos vs Burritos by Nick Savides | $2,100 | oil painting | 16' h x 20' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Tacos-vs-Burritos

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Tacos vs Burritos

Nick Savides
Ugallery 5345195025 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched linen New

Finished white edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


16" h x 20" w x 1.25" d |3 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $2,100



"This painting was inspired by the Tacos vs Burritos – El Luchador restaurant at the corner of John Street and South Street in Lower Manhattan, New York" states artist Nick Savides. Set at night, the scene is illuminated in warm tones. String and neon lights cast green, orange, and red hues complementing the sky-blue interiors. The El Luchador logo depicted by a wrestler is placed four times in different locations. Nick points out how they appear in cut-outs on the railing, brightly lit on the wall, and in the shadows on the sign behind the vehicle.

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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