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

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Unlocked / Outfront

Nick Savides
Ugallery 5345191994 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched linen New

Finished white edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


48" h x 36" w x 1.25" d |7 lbs. 9 oz.

In stock $7,600



East Houston Street between Crosby and Lafayette Streets in early evening. Looking up at the "Unlocked In #MyCalvins" billboard above the Win Restaurant Supplies store, the figure towers over the city. The painting, though simple in composition, is a series of contrasts - between black and white and color, thin and densely applied paint. The billboard image itself has the characteristics of both a photograph on fabric and a real figure portrayed in black and white.

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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