Upon arriving at the Mighty Tanaka Gallery during DUMBO’s 1st Thursday Gallery Walk, I was entranced by the photographic abstractions of this artist. Alexandra Pacula’s oil paintings are of dizzying and enchanting moments to which you cannot help but feel transported towards. Pascula reveals her own enchantment in the following excerpt with poised vitality.
“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.”
A fellow gallery visitor put it simply by saying it reminded her of the drunken pictures one might take a three o’clock in the morning. Whether or not you agree, New York is certainly blessed to have such an enchanting artist capturing its energy in such a dynamic way.
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