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- n. Plural form of photorealist.
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Certainly there is truth to this statement about a period when figurative and abstract artists, photorealists, conceptualists, minimalists and performance and video artists were all in great number, but for an exhibition advertising a pluralist menu, "That Seventies Show" gives us a narrow and somewhat provincial slice of the '70s pie.
I really admire photorealists like Ralph Goings and Richard Estes but somehow I never wanted to paint like them.
Contemporary photorealists like Richard Estes detail, above create miniature abstract compositions in the midst of their realistic canvases.
I don't know what photorealists are trying to do, but when I look at their work it doesn't move me, except maybe intellectually or technologically, "They can really copy something."