Ellen Altfest @ the Venice Biennale, 2013Posted: January 18, 2015 Filed under: other people's art | Tags: 2013, 2014, altfest, ellen, hyperrealist, male back, nude, painting Leave a comment
Ellen Altfest, born in 1970 in New York, creates modestly scaled, hyerrealistic paintings of still lives, landscapes, and truncated male nudes that are exceptionally labored. All work is done from life, using natural light. Works take months, even years to complete. Futurelab first encountered her work, pictured below, at the 2013 Venice Biennale show, The Encyclopedic Palace, curated by Massimiliano Gioni.