May 18, 2017
“There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless” Simone Beauvoir
The series is about every day’s life and its contradictions: never stopping movement and monumental stillness, deep and vital darkness against inspiring light, breathtaking majesty and suffocating everyday traffic. West versus East. The all-consuming yet releasing City of New York.
This series is composed of two very different parts: “Movement” and “Look Up”.
“New York City Movement” series, is telling the story of life as a tunnel. A tunnel always giving an anticipation of a light in the end, but it is the darkness that is our actual saturated lives. Lives that are constant progress and movement towards that light. New York’s “tunnels” are between concrete walls of buildings, that collide with open spaces full of light, and are flooded with endless motion of cars and people which represent the perfect scene to express the energetic flow of life. City that never sleeps. Never stops. Moving faster and faster. Details behind the car windows are not so clear anymore, smeared. But you just keep on going. Where are you rushing to?
In “New York City Look Up” series artist is taking a closer look at the architectural miracles, the landmarks of New York. Some have influence of Parisian architecture, others Roman columns, or Austrian baroque details. The City is a melting pot of many cultural influences from all over the World. Leonovich calls New York – a modern Babylon, an intersection of different Worlds, traditions and trends. All it takes to see another side of this magnificent city is to distract the eye from window shopping and look up. Up to the buildings and listen to their still voices.