Number of painters: 177
Last update: Sunday Apr 30, 2017
I am a still life artist and a contemporary realist. With in contemporary realism, I consider myself a perceptualist which I define as being more concerned with usual vision than European painting conventions. I paint a moment of light with all if its visual contradictions. I have strong feelings about the objects in my still lifes. The relationships between my objects are formal but at times they have an implied narration. Although my approach tends to be linear and precise, I try to have a beautiful and sensual surface My drawings are also closely observed with subtle tones built up in a single hatch technique
I am also painting and drawing cityscapes, which are photo based and concerned with one moment of light My still lifes are observed from life
My work is in over 30 public collections eg: Brookyn museum, Chicago Art Institiute… It has been exhibited in over 300 group exhibitions and over 30 solo exhibitions.
I was elected to National Academy of Art, N.Y. in 1994
Source: Laura Shechter