Contemporary artist Jeff Siwicki paints captivating urban landscapes in a remarkable photorealist style that presents a heightened sense of reality filtered through the artist’s perceptions and emotions of archetypical vistas that are suspended in time and place. The result is a dynamic blend of the actual and the imagined that mesmerizes the viewer through its striking accuracy and incredible use of cool color. This hyper realism architectural painting focuses on the sophisticated yet casual, the private yet provocative elements of the urban abode. Working in a distinctive photorealist style, Mr. Siwicki creates stunning works of art that illustrate striking panoramas with masterful formal technique and scintillating psychological tension.
Free of figurative elements, these deceptively simple architectural compositions are always pure, yet upon further reflection, reveal elegance and mystery, inviting us to wonder who the inhabitants might be. By eliminating the figurative, Mr. Siwicki allows each viewer to assert his own memories and interpretations onto the beckoning landscape. While the exterior of these homes convey a sense of intrigue, they also represent internal peace for they are indeed sanctuaries from the outside world. Isolated in space and time, Mr. Siwicki’s fastidious paintings possess an irresistible air of anticipation that intrigue the mind and visually demonstrate “there is no place like home.”