Rooted in romanticism, Yigal Ozeri portrays both sensual fantasy and hyper-detailed reality in his photorealistic paintings. His oeuvre is characterized by two distinct styles: ethereal portraiture of women existing in nature “without malice” and a realist perspective of America through a regional lens. Originally an abstract painter, Ozeri took on the helm of realism through early inspiration by Spanish Baroque painters like Diego Velázquez. Ozeri modernizes such traditional keystones of the art canon through technological mechanisms, shifting the visual aperture to that of a digitized depth of field.
New York based Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri has exhibited globally for decades, including solo exhibits in Bologna, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, France, Denmark, Peru, India, and Munich. His renderings number amongst the permanent collections of The Smithsonian, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Mc-Nay Art Museum in San Antonio, The Jewish Museum in New York and more. His work is featured on the cover and included in the book Photorealism and the Digital Age. He participated in a traveling show titled “50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting” that was showcased in a number of venues including Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao.
Featured in Lilienthal Gallery solo exhibition, Photorealism: Yigal Ozeri, from March – June 2024.