Brooklyn-based artist Alexandra Pacula creates lively paintings of city nights in which the colors and lights bleed and distort in a style reminiscent of night photography. In her work, Pacula aims to recreate the excitement and disorientation of a city at night. Pacula’s paintings are the subject of a solo show, “Luminous Heights,” at Gallery Henoch in New York City through October 25th, 2014.
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.
images via Alexandra Pacula