Unrealism: New Figurative Painting Discussion


Cooper Union

WHAT: Figuration is one of the oldest art forms, but it continually evolves, along with our changing understanding of human identity. Cooper Union School of Art graduates Sascha Braunig ’05 and Ebecho Muslimova ’10 are joined by Jeffrey Deitch and others to discuss contemporary figurative painting of the last five years in a free, public event. Curator Alison Gingeras moderates.

The featured artists often source imagery from the Internet, and draw on aesthetics developed in Internet-first channels. Digital techniques and affordances are incorporated into rendering processes with traditional media: brushstrokes are more precise, lines are sharper, and color is more highly keyed. In these works, expressionism is located more in the composition than in the paint handling.

This event launches Rizzoli’s Unrealism: New Figurative Painting. Following the panel discussion the artists and writers will be signing copies of their new books. Copies will be available for sale by The Strand.

WHEN: Wednesday (11/20) 6:30-8PM

WHERE: The Great Hall of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art @ 7 East 7th Street, New York NY 10003

This event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space through this link.

Check out the event page for more information.