Since the 1970s the term Contemporary Realism has been used generally for artists who practice realistic art with contemporary techniques. In a sense it established a foundation for artists who painted realistically to be viewed as contemporary and innovative. Many Contemporary Realists Lois Dodd, Alex Katz, and Philip Pearlstein are still active today, and their work continues to exert an influence.
Realism is very much alive and is gaining renewed traction with artists and collectors. Modern artists approach their subject in a realistic manner using contemporary and fresh techniques. Additionally, realism speaks to language that is universally understood and can be shared by everyone.
Juror: Christophe Vacher, two-time Emmy Award winner and Annie Award Nominee French artist.
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