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NEW YORK CITY MAP ON CANVAS PHILIPPE HALABURDA, BROOKLYN, NY, USA JANUARY 2020
About the theme of "hacking the city"
Do you see modern cities as sanitized areas nowadays,
with draconian restrictions on where we can go?
Bradley Garrett is a cultural geographer, writer,
and photographer between Los Angeles and Dublin.
His book "Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City" offers a comprehensive insight into the current urban exploration scene.
He has evaded urban security to experience the city in new ways beyond the conventional boundaries of everyday life.
He tries to push the absolute limits of where he would go, underground or to the top of the highest skyscrapers.
I intended to translate Bradley Garrett's daring exploration into abstract maps with paint and tape and envision dynamic compositions for each piece of this series.
I use bold, contrasting colors to represent the extremes – deep grays for the underground depths and intense black for the towering skyscrapers.
I employ tape to create abstract lines, mimicking the pathways he traverses.
The convergence of colors and lines evokes the tension between subterranean exploration and the heights of skyscraper summits.
Let's start to explore these imagined subterranean structures.
Details of the series
SERIES OF 5 ABSTRACT PAINTINGS
Material Acrylic & tape
Medium Unstretched canvas 10.75 x 10.75 inches
Authentification Signed and title on the back
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