PHOTOREALISTIC FEMALE MIDSECTIONS BY JOHN KACERE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Throughout his career, John Kacere devoted his attention almost solely to idealized and highly sexualized depictions of the midsections of the female body, clothed in revealing lingerie. Originally an Abstract Expressionist, Kacere adopted a photorealist style from the 1960s onwards, although he rejected the term as a description of his work. His larger-than-life images of the female form—usually lying on their sides in a horizontal picture plane—have drawn criticism from feminists, prompting Kacere to reply: “Woman is the source of all life; the source of regeneration. My work praises that aspect of womanhood.”

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CINEMATIC PAINTINGS BY ERIC WHITE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Eric White presents photorealistic scenes with a surreal visual twist in his cinematic paintings. For source materials, White turns to 1940s-era Hollywood films and film noir; he also claims inspiration from David Lynch’s darkly humorous TV series Twin Peaks. Compressing a sequence of events into a single moment, White creates claustrophobic scenes populated by glamorous figures locked in ambiguous psychological drama.

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PHOTOREALISTIC PAINTINGS BY JEN MANN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Toronto based Jen Mann is a talented artist who creates eyecatching and fabulously colored portraits of both men and women. Her photorealistic paintings are often paired with surrealistic aspects and explore subjects such as perceived beauty, identity and freedom.

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Mann’s colorful portraiture speaks without words and encompasses a full range of human relationships, narratives, and emotions. They’ve silently spoken about topics ranging from social conceptions to self-reflection.

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CONTEMPORARY DRINSCH BY MARK GMEHLING

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dortmund, Germany based artist Mark Gmehling studied art, graphic design and marketing, worked in advertising for a while then got selfemployed as an illustrator. Nowadays he is exhibiting his personal artwork around the world.  He  loves to travel and paint murals everywhere possible.

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Inspired by pop culture, he developed his photorealistic style. “Contemporary Drinsch” is how he names his characters and sculptures. Important for Mark, every work tells its own story. He is expecting from the society, by looking at his characters, to start thinking or at least it should give them a little smile on the face.

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NOSTALGIC PHOTOREALISM BY GLENNRAY TUTOR

by Ariadna Zierold

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Mississippi-based artist Glennray Tutor is an American painter who is known for his photorealistic paintings. He is considered to be part of the Photorealism art movement. His paintings are immersed with bright colors, nostalgic items, metaphor, and with a complete focus on detail. Tutor says the interplay between flat and round dimensions is a big part of his work.

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His masterful oil paintings depict transparent rainbow colored marbles which rest upon light dappled comic book pages. Tutor’s photo-realist paintings draw the viewer in with their lifelike yet mystical qualities, capturing a moment seemingly insignificant, yet totally familiar.

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THE PHOTOREALISTIC PAINTINGS OF ZHANG SHUJIAN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Zhang Shujian is a young Chinese painter who intensively examines the human face in his artistic practice. Shujian was born in Hunan Province in 1987 and graduated in the Department of Oil Painting of Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2010. Surprisingly enough, he chose to study in the No.4 Studio, which is known for explorative expressionism. But in the end, he choose the method of Photographic Realism.

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Shujian refuses to conform to the established standard of aesthetics. He rather paints all details of the face in his photorealistic portraits. In Shujian’s portraits could be seen all those thing that people tend to overlook or ignore. He points out the beauty in a toothless grin or the heavy, wrinkled eyelids of an elder man. In fine brushstrokes artist paints single hairs on his panels and adds every single freckle, pimple or blemish. Typical in his paintings and drawings is the meticulousness Shujian uses to depict skin. In pencil on paper or with thin layers of oil paint, varnish and lacquer, he creates pieces that capture more than the image of a person.

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