New York, NY – August 1, 2011 — Time Out New York’s Most Creative New Yorker, and professional location artist Borbay has been tapped to paint the cover for Advertising Week‘s 2011 Official Guide. Based on a photo-collage of Manhattan locations, the painting will be created in Borbay’s signature architectural impressionist collage painting style, and will include a menagerie of headlines exploring the complexity of the contemporary advertising landscape.
The creation process will be live streamed on UStream, and all sessions will be announced on Twitter and Facebook. Upon completion, a full process video will be available on Borbay’s Daily Motion account. Last years cover was created by the late, great New Yorker cartoonist Leo Cullum.
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Voted Time Out New York’s Most Creative New Yorker in 2009, Upper East Side artist Borbay has painted textural portraits and famed locations around the world, including The Guggenheim, TriBeCa Grand, Woolworth Building, Elaine’s, Chrysler Building, Hancock Tower (Chicago), Runaway Bay (Jamaica), Welcome to Las Vegas Sign and San Marco Cathedral (Milan).
His work is comprised of collaged New York Post headlines, and layer upon layer of acrylic paint. Driven to capture the actuality of society, this series visually displays the paradox of life in one place… concepts any person reading a daily newspaper will see juxtaposed without a second thought. Carlos Fresneda of El Mundo penned, “The undisputed kings of the season are undoubtedly Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Mr. Brainwash, backed this week by the new local hero, Jason Borbay, re-inventor (of) collage.”