The first book to survey the works of 38 contemporary painters who are "disrupting" figurative painting with technology- and memory-inspired alterations.
Disrupted Realism takes an in-depth look at the works of contemporary painters who are challenging and reshaping the tradition of Realism, helping art lovers, collectors, and artists approach and understand this compelling new phenomenon.
Includes the works of 38 artists whose paintings respond to the subjectivity and disruptions of modern experience.
Six sections lay out and analyze common themes: "Toward Abstraction," "Disrupted Bodies," "Emotions and Identities," "Myths and Visions," "Patterns, Planes, and Formations," and "Between Painting and Photography."
Interviews with each artist offer additional insight into some of the most incisive and relevant paintings being created today.
Widely published author and blogger John Seed, who believes that we are “the most distracted society in the history of the world,” has selected artists he sees as visionaries in the developing Realism movement. The artists’ impulses toward disruption are as individual as the artists themselves, but all share the need to include perception and emotion in their artistic process.
Size: 9.0in x 12.0in | Pages: 208
| 192 color images