Belarusian painter Leonid Afremov captures the spirit of the city in his mesmerizing paintings. I love the impact of his bold use of color and the liquidity of the reflections. The mosaic quality of his work adds depth and comes from painting with a palette knife. Most of the vibrant settings illustrated are in Europe but anyone with a passion for urban living can relate to these paintings. My favorite is the cityscape above. Afremov's work is available online at the artist's website.
Images from freshome