Using oil on canvas, artist Valerio D’Ospina paints up blurry, yet sometimes surprisingly detailed cityscapes and urban scenes that portray the life and vivacity of modern, dramatic cities. His work is characterized by forceful lines and bold bird’s eye views that take the viewer on quite a ride.
The artist imbues the streets of Italy, New York, and Paris with a bold sense of energy that can appear both exciting or foreboding depending on your perspective. D’Ospina also finds beauty in industrial transportation, specifically oil tankers and old locomotives that lumber into rail yards or sit docked in harbors with a captivating sense dignity.
D’Ospina trained in Florence and Paris before moving to Philadelphia. You can see more of his work through Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art and Rarity Gallery. He also had a recent solo show titled Transient Glance at Mike Wright Gallery in Denver.