Colossus – NYC 2015 | Pat Vale
It is not common to come across an artist like Pat Vale. Famous for his wonderfully detailed panoramic views of the likes of London, San Francisco and New York City, Colossus is a hand drawn view of New York City looking south from the Rockefeller Center.
Anchored around the Empire State standing proud in the centre, one sees the Freedom Tower in the back, the ever-graceful Chrysler Building to the east, the Bank of America Tower at Times Square to the west and all the other iconic skyscrapers that make New York what it is. Look close enough and you might even see your own apartment building!
Managing to capture the essence of New York without the one element that makes New York what it is – the people – Colossus is a purely architectural view of the man made wonder that is NYC. Pat Vale has managed to capture a moment in time in the fast paced life of NYC, devoid of all the hustle bustle and the crowding. It allows one to step back and have a perspective of what our cities are really like – modern marvels or concrete jungles – drawn in the most honest way possible.
By : Shamita Chaudhry