Early Morning in Manhattan, 2014,oil on canvas, 84x55in

We’ve seen cityscapes in many different ways — photos, videos and sketches – and now we’re seeing cityscapes in a whole new way. 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. Originally hailing from Italy, he spent his post-graduate years teaching classical drawing and painting before deciding to dedicate himself full-time to painting.

Biking in The Woods – 2015 – oil on panel – 48x41in

Biking in The Woods, 2015, oil on panel, 48x41in

Driving on Madison Avenue, 2013, oil on panel, 24x48in

Driving on Madison Avenue, 2013, oil on panel, 24x48in

ESB in the Evening, 2016, oil on canvas, 45.5x65in

ESB in the Evening, 2016, oil on canvas, 45.5x65in

FS Milano C.le, 2011, oil on panel, 48x18in

FS Milano C.le, 2011, oil on panel, 48x18in

Looking South, 2015, oil on canvas, 68x32in

Looking South, 2015, oil on canvas, 68x32in

Rainy Day in NYC, 2015, oil on canvas, 36x36in

Rainy Day in NYC, 2015, oil on canvas, 36x36in

Ships of Love (On Ice), 2016, oil on panel, 36x36in

Ships of Love (On Ice), 2016, oil on panel, 36x36in

Shipyard, 2015, oil on panel, 48x48in

Shipyard, 2015, oil on panel, 48x48in

Still steel and steam

Still steel and steam

Union Station, 2016, oil on canvas, 71x52in

Union Station, 2016, oil on canvas, 71x52in

Walk in the Shade, 2015, oil on panel, 25x49in

Walk in the Shade, 2015, oil on panel, 25x49in