The Hyperrealism Paintings of Sheryl Luxenburg

Shadows of a Former Self

In dedication to my step-father, Marvin, who passed away in July 2016.
 

These paintings are from an extensive body of work that involves my profound attraction to painting objects, architecture and people in a state of deterioration. I find tremendous beauty in the aging process and enjoy capturing this charm. I believe all beauty is inherently flawed and that the true essence of an object lies in its ability to engage the viewer in spite of what it may represent in the physical realm; that when an object is in an active process of decomposition, all pretence is stripped away leaving it vulnerable and honest.  Read more.

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