Contemporary realist William Oberst will showcase several of his newest pictures this fall in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Take a glimpse of life and relationships through his unique artistic vision here.
Using soft contours and vivid color, and paying homage to art history are the works of William Oberst during his latest solo exhibition at From Russia With Art Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Presenting his subjects in everyday settings, Oberst plays will deep contemporary symbolism is works that are visually breathtaking. “My oil paintings are glimpses of life and relationships,” Oberst writes. “They entered my consciousness the way they entered yours — isolated moments resonating with a meaning that’s just out of reach. I regard them as images of the twenty-first century that will speak to future generations. I build the images from layers of translucent and excavated paint, a technique borrowed from the old masters. That’s very different from the immediacy of watercolors, where my subject is natural landscapes, something I find endlessly fascinating. Each medium has its place. Life is both enigmatic and beautiful.”
A special event will also be hosted at the gallery on December 3. From 4:30 to 6 p.m., the gallery will present a provocative 20-minute film by Oberst titled “The Painter’s Vision.” Following the film, Oberst will lead a discussion with participants intended to explore the deep connection between how painters and audiences see art.
To learn more, visit From Russian With Art Gallery.
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