Photorealism in the Digital Age:
Yigal Ozeri

Mar. 14 – May 15, 2014

 

Photorealism—the first modern movement to assert reliance on photography as a crucial part of the artistic process—has been an influential force on the art scene since the late 1960s. Photorealists work painstakingly from photographs to create startlingly realistic paintings, and where they once used film for gathering information, they now rely on digital technology, which has vastly expanded the amount of detail that can be captured. Photorealism in the Digital Age, a solo exhibition of recent photorealist paintings by New York-based Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri. The exhibition features works from the collections of the Eileen S. Kaminsky Foundation, Richard Massey and Louis K. Meisel, who coined the term Photorealism in the late 1960s. Ozeri is one of the most significant Photorealist painters today. He is known for his large-scale cinematic portraits of young women who appear caught between the natural world and a dreamlike state. Ozeri relies on digital photography as source material, and at first glance, his meticulous paintings appear photographic. Yet, through his heartfelt quest to convey his muses' spirit, he adds the depth of allegoric space that distinguishes the painting process, creating work that transcends the fleeting moments captured.


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IMAGES
Untitled; Territory, 2013
Untitled; Garden of the Gods, 2011
Untitled; Aquabella, 2012
Untitled; Garden of the Gods, 2011
Installation View: Untitled; Garden of the Gods, 2011