ALEXANDRA PACULA

Animated Grid

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迷人的紐約夜晚,彷彿充滿了生命力!這是藝術家Alexandra Pacula的油畫作品,她覺得從高處看到的建築物就像Lego積木、汽車與人像螞蟻般。
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source: mymodernmet

Artist Alexandra Pacula, most known for her dizzying oil paintings (see here and here), is back with, what we believe, is one of her best pieces to date. Called Animated Grid, it shows New York City not from street level but from above. It’s a stunning nighttime scene that makes you feel as though the city is alive or buzzing with energy.

As she tells us, “I’ve always been fascinated with seeing the city from above because the experience of it is totally transformed. The buildings look like Lego pieces and cars and people are like ants navigating a labyrinth. The city becomes a vast network of light reminiscent of a computer motherboard.

“In my new painting Animated Grid, which is a view of the west side of Manhattan from the Empire State Building, all the lights and buildings are arranged geometrically to accentuate the feeling of a city as a complex computer system requiring tons of energy to function.”

Pacula will be showing this new work along with others in an upcoming exhibition opening May 2 and running till May 25 at Gallery Henoch in New York City. The two person show will include works by artist Gary Ruddell.
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source: alexandrapacula

Alexandra Pacula was born in Poland in 1979 and at the age of fourteen moved to The United States together with her family. She is a New York based artist and works in a studio in Brooklyn. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers the State University of NJ in 2002 and in 2006 finished a Master of Fine Arts degree at Montclair State University of NJ.

Pacula’s work has been included in many exhibitions in the US as well as Spain, London and Paris. She was awarded a Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts for 2010. Other awards include the Robert Sterling Clark Visual Art Space Award in 2010, which provides a studio space at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation and Winner of Saatchi Showdown Competition in 2008.

Alexandra usually works on a large scale and explores the dynamic energy of the city at night. Through luscious brushwork, vibrant color and sense of motion she is able to capture the essence of the city. Her streets are filled with light that travels within the composition almost of it’s own accord. She has developed her own unique style of painting which combines, impressionism, expressionism and photorealism. She uses a disposable digital image as a starting point to elaborate on the fact that we are living in the age of technology.
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source: alexandrapacula

My work investigates a world of visual intoxication; it captures moments of enchantment, which are associated with urban nightlife. I am fascinated by the ambiance of the city at night and its seductive qualities. The breathtaking turbulence of speeding vehicles and hasty pedestrians evoke feelings of wonder and disorientation. The vibrant lights become a magical landscape with enticing opportunities and promises of fulfillment.

In our seemingly content society there is a struggle to achieve greater levels of enjoyment. We explore various environments and activities in search of pleasure. Extravagant lights of night environments seduce us to participate in curious events, enticing us to experience new forms of satisfaction.

In my oil paintings I aim to capture various atmospheres that occur in such environments. Through observation and documentation I assemble images, which become visual tools for my paintings. I concentrate on how the mind perceives and evaluates surroundings while under the influence of a social climate.

I recreate the feeling of dizziness and confusion by letting the paint blur and allowing shapes to dissolve. I suggest motion in order to slow down the scene and capture the fleeting moments, which tend to be forgotten. The sense of motion is intensified with the use of quick vigorous lines and sharp perspectives. By interpreting lights in graphic or painterly ways, I create a sense of space, alluding to a hallucinogenic experience. I want the viewer’s eye to travel within my composition and experience a familiar, exhilarating event of an actual nightly excursion.
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source: hypeness

Confiram o trabalho da artista polonesa (que vive em NYC) Alexandra Pacula, o resultado são pinturas que parecem retratar um mundo da visão de uma pessoa bebada e a mais de 100km/h em meio a sua vida noturna.
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source: followthecolours

Alexandra Pacula é uma artista polonesa que através de pinceladas de cor vibrantes, captura as essências de cidades em movimento. Suas ruas estão sempre cheias de luz, desfocadas, expressas através de pintura a óleo. Ela desenvolveu seu próprio estilo que combina impressionismo, expressionismo e realismo, deixando claro o momento em que vivemos hoje: há pressa.
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source: lookatmeru

Alexandra Pacula – молодая американская художнца польского происхождения, родилась в 1979 году. Живет в Нью-Йорке, выставляется в Америке. Но работы ее покажутся близкими жителю любого мегаполиса. Особенно адептам ночного образа жизни.

Свою прекрасную живопись Александра делает по-серьезному – холст/масло, при этом работы получаются легкими, как случайные фотографии ускользающих вечерних городских впечатлений. Улицы и бары, небоскребы и трамваи – все растворяется в бликах и отражениях, мир проносится мимо с огромной скоростью, оставляя лишь пятна света на глазном яблоке.
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source: marvincommx

Alexandra Pacula es una artista de Polonia que combina elementos de fotorealismo, expresionismo e impresionismo para crear pinturas al óleo que simulan fotografías a velocidad baja y exposiciones largas de escenas citadinas. Como si fuera una foto borrosa, “movida” o mal tomada, las pinturas de Pacula nos ponen ante un reto de adivinar si es pintura o fotografía.

El arte de Pacula ha estado en exposiciones en Estados Unidos, España, Londres y Paris.
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source: journal-du-designfr

La peintre Alexandra Pacula, basée à Brooklyn, est fascinée par la vie nocturne. Elle considère ce moment comme « un monde d’intoxication visuelle. » Elle peint des très grandes toiles de scènes urbaines, avec un effet flou, celui que l’on peut retrouver sur des photographies de nuit utilisant une longue exposition. C’est vrai qu’au premier coup d’oeil on pourrait croire à une photographie, en tout cas, très grande maitrise de cette artiste.