New York City, NY — Louis K. Meisel Gallery, in
conjunction with Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, is
pleased to present a mid-career survey for newly represented
and internationally renowned painter Yigal Ozeri.
From May 7th, 2015 to
July 17th, 2015, Yigal Ozeri:
Recent Work will exhibit new and previously unseen
works from a variety of series including Territory,
Aquabella, and Bear Mountain as well as
portraits commissioned by prominent collectors.
New York City-based Israeli artist Yigal
Ozeri is best known for his large-scale cinematic
portraits of young women in vast transcending landscapes.
His near photorealistic oil paintings convey the spirit of
his subjects in a grand array of natural settings: from
abundant rain forests to dreary deserts.
Opening receptions are set for Saturday,
May 16 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at
Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery (37 W. 57th St.) and then
from 7:30pm – 10:00pm at
Louis K. Meisel
(141 Prince Street).
At first glance, Ozeri’s works appear to be
photographs, and only upon careful examination does one
begin to see evidence of the brush strokes. Working in oil,
he has taken Photorealistic figurative painting to a new
level of unsurpassed sophistication. Aside from his mastery
of technique, Ozeri’s work rejects the cool and unemotional
in favor of the Romantic qualities of Pre-Raphaelite styles.
Blending reality and fantasy, his paintings explore the
relationship between women and nature in a manner that is
sometimes disconcerting, but always beautiful.
Having gained an international reputation
for craftsmanship and beauty, Yigal Ozeristands as one of
the most impressive figurative painters in Photorealism and
the contemporary art world. His paintings have been shown in
solo exhibitions internationally and collected by major
museums including The Jewish Museum (New York),
of Modern Art
and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York).
He is a founding member of Mana Contemporary, an art
organization in New Jersey.
Yigal Ozeri: Recent Work is on view
at Louis K. Meisel Gallery (141 Prince St.) andBernarducci.Meisel.
Gallery (37 W. 57th St.) from May 7 - July 17, 2015.