Between the hectic rush hours and the swarming crowds, subway systems can be overwhelming and stressful. However, if you do have the time to slow down and look around the stations, you might find something pretty spectacular.
The following are examples of mosaic art in NYC subway stations.
All of these incredible mosiacs can be seen at the 51st-53rd street Lexington stations. These colorful pieces are one of the last public works by Held. He was inspired by the universe and geometry and moved between abstraction and tightly controlled forms.
Andrea Deszö in collaboration with Miotto Mosaic Art Studio
What if there were more colors, more playful shapes? What if there were more plants? The community gardens I know are lush, rich, unique little islands in the middle of the urban bustle where the planting and decorating reflect the vision of several people.
These works were awarded with “Best American Public Art” in 2007 by Americans for the Arts. Her work carries an enchanting quality which delights commuters through the bright colors and organic shapes. This mosaic is located at the Bedford Park Boulevard-Lehman College transit stop.
Mosaics by Robert Kushner
Located at 77th Street, Kushner’s work reflects Dutch painting and a Japanese cultural influence. His bold, fluid markmaking creates an intriguing result and offers every commuter a bouquet for the day.
Pictures used from NYC Subway