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Sandra Sider

African American painter. Charles graduated from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA, in 1985, having studied advertising design, illustration, and painting. He received his MFA from the University of Houston in 1993, and subsequently taught at the University of Texas at Austin. His paintings, which manipulate images of historical black stereotypes, have generated critical controversy and hostile reactions from viewers. Charles, however, saw himself as investigating these images and their place in American history, exploring and exposing their negativity. He typically signs his work with an actual copper penny, oriented to display the profile of Abraham Lincoln....

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in New York.

Painter.

Benefiting from the success of Hyperrealism, Alan Dworkowitz exhibited paintings representing close-ups of motorbikes, executed with photographic precision, in the USA in 1972 and 1973. This subject evokes the canvases of Parrish, but without their wealth of detail. Dworkowitz is mentioned in Udo Kulterman's book on Hyperrealism....

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Anne K. Swartz

American performance artist. Finley is noted for her controversial pieces and her work has been called “obscene,” “lewd” and “vulgar” because she has graphically examined such subjects in her art as politics, sexuality, scatology, identity, violence and abuse, among other divisive topics. Her works are also called theatrical solo shows. She explored feminist content through her performances, which were often derided by the public, even after she developed her audience within the art world. In her art, she combined monologues with manipulation of her body, including pouring substances onto herself. Using her partially or fully nude body, she entices the viewer, but then quickly subverts the experience of looking at her by pouring, smearing, or otherwise covering parts or all of herself. Her writing is well-crafted and provocative both in subject and form....

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Dutch, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1964.

Painter. Scenes with figures, figures.

Kiki Lamers evolved from Photographic Realism towards more personal works with some Expressionist self-portraits. She uses the photograph as a basis for her painting in translucent colours, while in her numerous portraits of children she accentuates the attention to detail and the intensity of the look facing the viewer. She lives and works in Rotterdam. Collective exhibitions include: ...

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Lorsa  

French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 7 October 1951, in Paris.

Painter. Figure compositions, architectural views.

Symbolism.

Lorsa took the graphic design course at the École Estienne in Paris. After her master's degree she qualified to teach in higher education and had a chair at the Faculté d'Arts Plastiques until ...

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Dutch, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Amersfoort.

Painter, lithographer. Still-lifes.

To call Overbeek's still-lifes photographic realism hardly does justice to them, but Hyperrealism and trompe-l'oeil are not much more appropriate. There is perhaps a kinship here with Morandi's assemblages of bottles, insofar as it is the quality of the light that matters; although with Overbeek the virtuosity of rendering reflections on glazed containers and the transparency of glass carafes predominates....

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Canadian First Nations (Inuit), 20th–21st century, female.

Born 1969, in Cape Dorset (Nunavut).

Graphic artist (felt pen, crayon, pencil), printmaker (lithography, stone cut). Contemporary Inuit domestic scenes, social realism.

Active in Cape Dorset from the 1990s, Pootoogook moved to Ottawa after becoming the first indigenous artist to win the prestigious Sobey Art Award in ...