7th Annual Cityscapes Best in Show Winners – June 2022

To contact these Best in Show artists directly for purchase inquiries or to see more of their work, please visit the 7th Annual Cityscapes Art Exhibition page for contact information.

Congratulations again to the winners and thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Best in Show (Traditional) – Harvey Milman – “City in Moonlight” – acrylic on canvas

The variety of experiences, diversification of people, raw energy, and incongruous beauty continuously encountered in NYC provide an endless source of inspiration for my work. The City is the setting for alienation and loneliness, romance and intimacy, loss and degradation, success and pride. A sense of place in my paintings strikes a chord of recognition in the viewer, and celebrates the extraordinary character of the ordinary. Snow, rain, heat, cold, the effects of the Seasons are as omnipresent in the canyons of the City as in the canyons of the wilderness. Just as nature brings beauty to the wild, it bejewels the City as well, and moments of beauty are there for the artist to capture.

To learn more about Harvey or to see more of his work, please visit his website.

Best in Show (Photography & Digital) – Scott Geyer – “Vesey Street” – digital

Scott Geyer was born in Los Angeles, CA but grew up in Port Washington, NY. He graduated from Franklin College with a BFA. College life also included football and baseball- sports are a great release from the creative struggles. After college he moved to NYC to continue in his art. He joined the Arts Studio League studying under Hughie Lee-Smith and attended the New York Studio School and studied with Paul Georges. There have been many various jobs that he has held over the years that afforded him to keep his painting alive and the process growing. His commitment to art is foremost in his goals.

To learn more about Scott or to see more of his work, please visit his website.

Best in Show (3 Dimensional) – Ulf König – “Skyscrapers BlueRed from Vertical Constructivist Urbanism Series” – mixed-media sculpture

Ulf König lives in the City of Ulm, south of Germany. Since 2004, he has worked as a self-educated freelance artist and designer. Ulf’s artworks mainly address technology and architecture, reflecting his background in R&D-management. During his career as an artist he has participated in around 50 solo- and group-exhibitions in Europe, Canada, USA, received 16 honors and awards, and has been published in 7 art-magazines. In order to combine fine art with novel technologies, Ulf has founded 2 interdisciplinary artist’s collectives.

Ulf explores contemporary architecture from various perspectives, from critical analysis to the appreciation of beauty, as in the present submission. Since 2011 he works every now and then on his sculptures series “Vertical Constructivist Urbanism”. These are composed of rigid geometric, angularly or asymmetrically arranged 3D-shapes which cross, intersect or interpenetrate. Together with a constructivist color scheme, thrilling skyscraper models have been created which are extremely multiperspective. The models might be regarded as a suggestion for a more artful architecture. Even if one would omit the bright colors in the case of an implementation, the layout would keep stimulating.

The mixed-media skyscraper sculptures constructed of styrofoam, wood, acrylic he arranged in 2022 to a pedestals installation. Both, “skyscraping” pedestals and skyscraper sculptures merged to a thematic unit.

To learn more about Ulf or to see more of his work, please visit his website.


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