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CHINATOWN

BY GERHARD MOZSI

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THE CONCEPT

This image began, as all my work does, with vague ideas and scattered images floating around in my head. The intention was to paint a realistic environment with plenty of atmosphere and detail. A city setting was chosen, specifically a “Chinatown” in a big city. This had plenty of scope for interesting detail, colors and shapes, and allowed for a great rainy, almost “noir” atmosphere.

The process to create the image was challenging from the beginning. I wanted to do something realistic, yet quite painterly ...

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