With an extraordinary capability Alicia Dubnyckyj encourages the viewer to subconsciously step back from the works, not however, to appreciate the city in its historical radiance but to encounter the modern city in its speed, its immensity and its futurity. Forcing our eyes to retreat through the highly reflective glossy surfaces of her work.
Her process, transferred gloss paint onto wood, derives from a notion of personal space within any major city (in that one tends to feel cramped), hence producing her technique of using digital technology to produce an image as guidance to create such master pieces!
Alicia was shortlisted and a prize winner in the 2010 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize. She was also shortlisted for the prestigious Celeste Art Prize in 2006, and received the George Jackson Travel Award 2001 and the Associated Architects Purchase Award in the same year.
Alicia has also been extensively reviewed in the British Press including the Independent's 'Top 5 Artists to invest', 'Who to invest in Art' in Esquire Magazine, Fused Magazine and the cover feature of City Living.
Collectors include Nicky Wire (of the Manic Street Preachers), George Boetang (footballer), Paul Bradley (actor) and the Princess of Kuwait, who flew the artist to Kuwait to produce large scale commissioned paintings of the City for their private collection.