#NovaY is the main piece of a series of paintings called Cityscapes. Pako Campo, his author, created them as a way to express the diversity of human race.
Cities and urban landscapes are the subject matter on his art. He takes saturated and contaminated cities, places that have become anodyne and overcrowded over the years, to embellish them with vivid colors.
Color is used here as a symbol of beauty and diversity, in opposition to the functionality and consistency of today’s big cities.
The lighting is particularly remarkable on this piece of art. Take as an example the sun rising from behind of the Empire State Building, something physically impossible from this point of view. The artist means that light is coming from the South. Quite metaphoric nowadays.
#NovaY was exhibited in the Artexpo New York 2018. Currently, it is part of a private collection.
The artwork sources from a photo from the Rockefeller Center, a large complex consisting of 19 commercial buildings between 48th Street and 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The 14 original Art Deco buildings, commissioned by the Rockefeller family, span the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, split by a large sunken square and a private street called Rockefeller Plaza. Later additions include 75 Rockefeller Plaza across 51st Street at the north end of Rockefeller Plaza, and four International Style buildings located on the west side of Sixth Avenue.