San Francisco artist, Kim Cogan, paints urban landscapes from around the US with an expressiveness and drama that puts the cities’ genuine personality on display. Opting out of representing the more iconic views of the city, he walks us through alleyways and residential areas less commonly viewed and renders them using heavily textured brushstrokes of oil paint.
“We live in a unique city with so many different moods,” Cogan said in an interview with Fecal Face Dot Com. “I wanted to try to capture the city by characteristics which are distinctively San Francisco, yet omitting everything that is iconic. There seems to be a plethora of exisiting paintings of San Francisco with victorian houses, on Lombard with a trolly car cruising out front and the golden gate bridge in the background.” [h/t artsy.net]