British artist reveals incredible three-meter-wide hyperrealistic paintings of New York City

<pre><pre>British artist reveals incredible three-meter-wide hyperrealistic paintings of New York City

Normally, Walsh spends a long period of time, often days, photographing a particular space or intersection before creating sketches the size of a postcard that bring together different aspects of the location he is working to portray.

& # 39; Paintings may require a lot of manpower. The largest paintings, Catching Fire and Peninsula took almost a year to make each. I spend six days a week in the studio for long hours often, "he said.

"For smaller paintings, I average between two and three a year, over the years, as the work has become more complex in spatial terms and the surfaces richer in terms of texture and brand, it seems that take more time to complete.

"The modern city seems to be full of potential for a new and dynamic theme, you do not have to go looking for it, it's all around us.

"I think that realistic painting and painting in general do not have to be renovating, it can be a contemporary position, this is a visual statement regardless of social comments or the political agenda."

It is not surprising that the paintings take Walsh as long as the Catching Fire mentioned above is 135×275 cm and Peninsula has 170×340 cm.

Catching Fire, a large-scale representation of Times Square, was made over the course of several years. The work captures the passage of time, through a painting that represents a place that is both familiar and invented.

To create the painting, Walsh photographed Times Square over several years, eventually compiling his favorite views of some 300 photographs to create a coherent representation of space.

The work represents the signage imagined, but captures the visual language of Times Square.

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