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For some people there is a fascination in foreign locations which go leaps and bounds beyond what the travel brochures and related documentaries will offer. There's the interest in what's off the beaten trail and promoted scene. An attraction to see where a particular alley leads, or what's at the end of an obscure street. A chance to peel away the carefully applied cosmetics and scrubbed skin and actually see and experience the raw beating pulse within.
The artist accomplishes this nicely; feeding the viewer a delicious side-turn into the true world behind the glitz. The flash of lights in the darkness, the obscure all-night establishments which tickles the curiosity. Looking at this, and his other works, the viewer can almost taste the collection of odors (both edible and otherwise). Perhaps there's the briefest touch of rain, or the distant cry or laugh of a child. Maybe an odd snatch of music from an open window. The viewer looks at this and feels a desire to pause and window shop. Perhaps not an altogether safe choice but, then again, the light touch of adventure is part of why one would travel in the first place beyond the comfort zone of one's home. This piece provides the viewer with that little thrill. Even better, the artwork feeds the thread of desire . . . making the viewer want to idly consult the ticket agencies, and look into purchasing a good pair of walking shoes.
Interesting concept from a creative artist, who never reads his critique. People would almost be too much in this piece. Anything after 10 or in some cases eleven at night is usually the after dark, and then that last to about 3 in the morning. The colors really bring out each part of each shop and each story created within. Sometimes it borders on the edge of being something sleazy but then you can see each shop or door entrance relating to the next one. Would like to know which country you are representing in these art pieces? Keep on creating and remember you grow better with each brush.
My eyes are going everywhere in this photo; I don't know if that's good or bad. Although, if you're looking to make the viewer look a certain place, I suggest using your reflective lens or focal points to maximize or minimize details so that only certain aspects are in focus at any given time.