• Out-of-Focus Paintings by Philip Barlow Capture the Twinkling Lights of Cityscapes at Night

    8 days ago - By Colossal

    “Electric III,” oil on linen, 47 x 78 inches, all images via Philip Barlow
    Cape Town-based artist Philip Barlow paints abstracted depictions of the cityscapes at night, blurring the focus of street lamps and headlights the way our eyes or a photographer's lens might when adjusting to a city's bright, multi-colored lights. In this way, Barlow paints from perception rather than reality, showcasing the beautiful ways we process our daily surroundings. In the foreground, the paintings feature overlapping orbs of white, red, and blue light, which obscure blurred buildings, cars, and signs that...
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