Using very little color in his acrylic paintings, New York-based artist Alexis Duque depicts the bustling, busy growth of capital cities in developing countries. People, vehicles, and endless construction work are all highly rendered and stuffed onto the canvas. Each intricate piece will take between one week to one month for Duque to complete. He hopes these works will shed light on the chaotic and unavoidable processes of urbanization in our globalized world.
In Duque’s words, “I am obsessed with imaginary cities, sometimes I like to depict futuristic architectural metropolises, and other times, I am inspired by slums and shanty towns from developing countries, overflowed with crowded objects and furniture in an uncontrollable growth of accumulation and waste.”
Duque’s paintings will be viewable at the Flux Art Fair in Harlem, New York from May 14 to May 17. [h/t mymodernmet.com]