Westerdok

Acrylic painting on wood

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Acrylic dyptych on wood.

Westerdok represents an aerial view of one of the western canals of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

It is a canal outside the XVII century canal network, and it stands out for the chromatic and stylistic consistency of its buildings.

I colored these buildings with the purpose of express the diversity of the human race.

Westerdok was exhibited in the the exhibition Visions in Saphira & Ventura Gallery of New York City.

The Westerdok timelapse condenses more than 20 hours of art work in one minute.
It is composed by two pieces of DM wood of 12 x 12 in (30 x 30 cm) and it was painted from June 20th to 25th, 2018.

Amsterdam has more than 100 kilometers (62 mi) of grachten (canals), about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals (Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht), dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings. The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, contributing to Amsterdam’s fame as the “Venice of the North”.

Saphira & Ventura Gallery located in the heart of New York between Grand Central and Time Square, opened its doors in 2014. Specializing in modern and contemporary art, they seek to promote and exhibit the cutting edge artists of today with pieces by timeless masters. Their collection of artists ranges from established artists to Masters such as Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, Keith Haring, Salvador Dali, and Jackson Pollock.
Since the inauguration, they have mounted many exhibitions of diverse themes, from abstract to surreal, European to Latin American, Middle Eastern to Asian. These efforts are employed via group exhibitions, internationally recognized art fairs, and special events. The gallery is dedicated to expanding the possibilities of international artists and providing a wide selection for buyers.

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