Disrupted Realism by John Albert Seed
Hardcover | 208 pages
Published by Schiffer Publishing
Disrupted Realism is the first book to survey the works of contemporary painters who are challenging and reshaping the tradition of Realism. Helping art lovers, collectors, and artists approach and understand this compelling new phenomenon, it includes the works of 38 artists whose paintings respond to the subjectivity and disruptions of modern experience. Widely published author and blogger John Seed, who believes that we are “the most distracted society in the history of the world,” has selected artists he sees as visionaries in this developing movement. The artists’ impulses toward disruption are as individual as the artists themselves, but all share the need to include perception and emotion in their artistic process. Six sections lay out and analyze common themes: “Toward Abstraction,” “Disrupted Bodies,” “Emotions and Identities,” “Myths and Visions,” “Patterns, Planes, and Formations,” and “Between Painting and Photography.” Interviews with each artist offer additional insight into some of the most incisive and relevant painting being created today.”
John Seed is a Professor Emeritus of art and art history at Mt. San Jacinto College and the author of “Disrupted Realism.” Seed has written about art and artists for Arts of Asia, Harvard Magazine, Sotheby’s Magazine, The HuffingtonPost and Hyperallergic.com.