Whether the concept of a densely populated cityscape makes you tense, causes jolts of excitement, or engenders feelings of loneliness, it’s likely to stir some kind of visceral reaction. Artists are constantly considering this complex relationship to our metropolitan environments and how the human psyche is influenced in close quarters. Photographer Alex Prager staged tableaux of crowds, Michael Wolf documented Hong Kong apartment buildings in “The Architecture of Density,” and many others have studied the shape and movement of population density.
In that spirit, we’ve rounded up five artists whose work is an interesting interpretation of life in bustling places. From seamless designs of human interaction and minimal bird’s-eye views of crowds to abstract photographs of apartment buildings, view samples from each artist below, then click on their names to view their full portfolios and start following them yourself.
Top image: Cityscape in Hong Kong by leungchopan