30.5.11

PHOTO REALISM

While in NYC this past week my sister and I wandered around in Chelsea; popping into galleries to avoid the rain (and see the pretty art, obvi). We came across the work of the Israeli born artist Yigal Ozeri (he's lived in NYC for the past twenty years). At first glance we looked at each other and agreed that his photos weren't really our taste. Just as we were about to leave the gallery Alden tugged my arm and whispered, "Wait, these aren't photos, they're paintings!" What had originally been unimpressive in our minds was now practically mind-blowing. How does one paint with such realistic detail? You might not necessarily be impressed with these images i've posted but if you see them in real life, whoa.
Yigal Ozeri in his studio in Queens, NY.

12 comments:

0408pm said...

i can't blieve it. these paintings are incredible.

Arlie said...

I've heard of him! The first is gorgeous!

Starbox said...

wow! divine! tnx for sharing :)

Bird said...

These is amazing. The girl in the peach dress in the spring sunshine - beautiful x

▲Nicci St. Bruce▲ said...

oh my god that is amazing! Literally in awe here.

▲Nicci St. Bruce▲ said...

oh my god that is amazing! Literally in awe here.

Elegantly Wasted said...

This is so beautiful! Really creative & inspiring!

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Suzanne said...

what the....I only got it when I saw a guy painting but besides that it's crazy!!!!

DREAMY said...

no no these are incredible enough without seeing them in real life. i can't BELIEVE they're paintings.

Emma said...

Oh my goodness these are stunning. And I think he has a thing for red heads.
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Ericka Leighton said...

It's amazing how you weren't interested in them until you knew they were paintings. It's similar to Gerhard Richter. He would paint photorealistic images that some might find the subject matter uninteresting, but given the information that they are paintings make the viewer look more closely at the image and what the image is about/referencing, ultimately gaining a little something more from the piece than they would have initially.

I can't even begin to imagine the time and effort spent on every minute detail! Absolutely gorgeous.

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cadeau enterrement de vie de garçon said...

Très belles photos, parfait !!!

Séréna