New and Beautiful Paintings by Stephen Magsig. City Views Opens At George Billis Gallery.

new paintings by stephen magsig
above: Stephen Magsig, 68 Mercer St., Oil on linen, 30 x 24″

I’ve been a longtime fan of Stephen Magsig’s work having introduced you to his Urban Alphabet paintings and his Postcards From Detroit back in 2009.

New Paintings by Stephen Magsig

stephen magsig letter paintings
above: Magsig’s Urban Alphabet, a series of small scale paintings of letters from city signs (I own the “A”, the “O” and the “K”)

Stephen’s latest show, City Views, opened yesterday at the George Billis Gallery in New York and features several new pieces that capture the flavor and ambiance of New York. The oil paintings on linen depict urban storefronts, cast iron facades, street corners, neon signs, bridges and city views in Magsig’s inimitable style.

above: Stephen Magisg, Manhattan Bridge, Oil on linen, 30 x 60"
above: Stephen Magisg, Manhattan Bridge, Oil on linen, 30 x 60″

Void of human figures, his paintings combine the early morning light of Edward Hopper with an adept realism. Long shadows, empty street corners and closed cafes exude an emptiness while simultaneously appearing inviting. His work successfully combines the aspects of a large inhabited city with the quietude of a personal and private moment.

168 Mercer St., 40 x 30″:
stephen magsig paintings

54 White St., 30 x 24″:
realism paintings stephen magsig

Brooklyn Bridge Shadows, 30 x 60″:
painting of brooklyn bridge

Duane St. Shadows, 48 x 40″:
steohen magsig duane street shadows

Bass Ale, 42 x 36″:
neon sign painting by stephen magsig

40 Walker St., 62 x 48″:
realism artworks

Bleeker St. Shadows:
bleeker street shadows, stephen magsig

Lincoln Tunnel Ventilation Tower, 24 x 30″:
Lincoln Tunnel Ventilation Tower stephen magsig

Rheon Cafe, 42 x 36″
Rheon Cafe painting

281 Church St at White St., 62 x 48″:
stephen magsig paintings of new york

Nolita Corner, 30 x 24″:
realistic paintings of new york

Broadway Shadows, 20 x 16″:
oil paintings

108 Franklin St., 20 x 16″:
contemporary artist stephen magsig

Sunday Morning Shadows, 24″ x 30″:
urban art

The show runs through May 25th.

City Views, George Billis Gallery
521 W. 26th Street, B1
New York, NY 10001
April 23 – May 25, 2013
Reception, Thurs April 25, 6-8 pm

Stephen Magsig website

If you never saw his Urban Alphabet or Postcards from New York, see those here.