Street Views by Alice Tye
Starting in Miami and travelling through the southern states of the US before ending in Palm Desert, California, Street View Road Trip explores a variety of American landscapes.
Using only Google Street View for reference, the paintings make use of the distorted perspective created by the revolving camera to create scenes that are both vivid and detailed yet eerily still. The streets are empty, a parked car sits outside a motel, a single car follows in the distance.
The paintings capture the iconic American tropes – the cars, the motels, the wide roads, yet the scenes do not feel idealised or bombastic. They are simply single moments captured in a (virtual) trip.
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