Yigal Ozeri A New York Story

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After careful deliberation Rutger Brandt Gallery decided it was important to be present during this New York Arts week. For us the commitment towards the artist is our primary concern so we choose to show the new series of paintings by Yigal Ozeri at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W 18th St, NYC) from Thursday March 7 through Sunday, March 10.

Yigal Ozeri’s paintings in the series “A New York Story” represent a significant evolution in the artist’s practice—one of the most dramatic shifts in his approach to painting thus far. He has moved beyond his comfort zone of photographing and painting models in prodigious natural landscapes to painting documentary photography in the chaotic pulse of New York’s urban terrain.

A New Yorker himself, Ozeri has developed an eye for the unconventional moments of beauty that city dwellers have long embraced. His newest series features the unyielding aspects of New York—the meat markets of Chinatown, the unmaintained subway, the vacant lots of Redhook—as well as the more traditional beloved locales. It is in these offbeat settings that Ozeri’s work begins to capture a more 21st century sensibility. The imagery and compositions flirt with the perimeters and conventions of contemporary street photography. Ozeri has chosen to focus on chance encounters where strangers have integrated their way into his compositions rather than censor them.

The imagery from “A New York Story” is invigorated with drama. Darkness, and natural light compete for attention, amongst the complex layered subject matter. The rhythm of the city translates into streaming movement exemplifying the true essence of New York.

Untitled; A New York Story, 2019

  • oil on paper mounted on wood
  • 30 x 45 cm
Untitled; A New York Story

Untitled; A New York Story, 2019

  • oil on paper on wood
  • 30 x 45 cm
Untitled; A New York Story

Untitled; A New York Story, 2019

  • oil on paper on wood
  • 30 x 45 cm
Untitled; A New York Story

Untitled; A New York Story, 2019

  • oil on paper mounted on wood
  • 43 x 76 cm
Untitled; A New York Story

Untitled; A New York Story, 2019

  • oil on paper mounted on wood
  • 30 x 45 cm
Untitled; A New York Story

Untitled; A New York Story, 2019

  • oil on paper mounted on wood
  • 30 x 45 cm
Untitled; A New York Story

Untitled; A New York Story, 2019

  • oil on paper mounted on wood
  • 30 x 45 cm
Untitled; A New York Story

Untitled; A New York Story, 2019

  • oil on paper mounted on wood
  • 30 x 45 cm
Untitled; A New York Story

Untitled; A New York Story, 2019

  • oil on paper mounted on wood
  • 30 x 45 cm
Untitled; A New York Story

Untitled, New York, 2019

  • oil on paper on panel
  • 30 x 46 cm
Untitled, New York

Untitled, New York, 2019

  • oil on paper on panel
  • 30 x 46 cm
Untitled, New York

Untitled; New York, 2018

  • Oil on canvas
  • 91 x 137 cm
Untitled; New York

Untitled, New York

  • oil on paper on panel
  • 30 x 46 cm
Untitled, New York

Untitled; New York Subway Series, 2018

  • oil on paper on panel
  • 30 x 46 cm
Untitled; New York Subway Series

Untitled; New York, 2018

  • oil on canvas
  • 43 x 76 cm
Untitled; New York

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