Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri’s large-scale paintings draw the viewer in with their beauty, detail and sometimes dreamy nature settings. Brush with Reality — the name of the exhibit at the Flint Institute of Arts — is well-chosen.
Ozeri’s artworks may seem to be photographs but, on closer inspection, they open up a more detailed, intimate emotional perspective of his models. Many are beautiful women who revel in their environments — a rainforest, beach, city street. One of their common elements is their self-assertion — “This is me in my place,” they seem to say.
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