‘Glisten Town’ 

A debut solo showcase of Artist Michael Steinbrick, in partnership with Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore.

6 Shenton Way, #07-01 OUE Downtown 1, Singapore 068809

2 March – 2 April 2023

Wasuka Art and Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore are proud to present New York artist, Michael Steinbrick’s debut solo show “Glisten Town” in Singapore. This exhibition runs from 2nd March to 2nd April.

This exhibition features Michael Steinbricks’ series of paintings titled “Vortex”—unique, hyperrealistic paintings of city streets. His images limn the bustling streets as seen through lenses made spectral by raindrops streaming on window shields. The artist uses the rain, combined with the chaotic streets of New York City to explore how reality can be transformed by common weather phenomena, while simultaneously providing viewers with an infinite amount of abstraction within a shared experience of moving through an urban space.

This unusual vantage point offers the artist a constantly changing scene. The street scenery and atmosphere never repeat themselves, and the LED billboards are also constantly changing. Along with the infinite abstract forms generated by their interaction with the rain, these scenes provide the artist with an infinite source of inspiration. Neon lights are refracted in raindrops as cars speed through the city’s glistening streets. They appear to blaze and dance, exuding the energy that New York is known for and drawing people into its emotional vortex. The outcome is incandescence, speckled with a limpidity we cannot touch but know too well.