Opening October 10th at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. is Photorealist Richard Estes’s “Realism.” The American painter has been painting photorealistic works for over 50 years and is one of the most admired and well known photorealists in the world. This is exhibition is the most comprehensive of Estes’s work ever shown and features forty-six paintings. You can see more of the esteemed works below:
Russian Series: models for large sculptures by Jeroen Bodewits.
Lori Nix b. 1969 is a photographer from Brooklyn, NY who has been building detailed dioramas and then photographing them since the early 1990s, and whose work has been widely collected and exhibited internationally.
Nix considers herself a “faux landscape photographer,”and her work is influenced by extreme weather and disaster films. She works without digital manipulation, using miniatures and models to create surreal scenes and landscapes, building dioramas that range from 20 inches to six feet in diameter. They take several months to build, and two to three weeks to photograph, using a large format 8 × 10 film camera