7/7/12

Water by Ran Ortner

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"Water is just my muse," said Brooklyn-based Ran Ortner, who has been depicting the ocean in his work for decades. His huge oil murals are so breathtaking and realistic that some people stand inches from the canvas to see the brush strokes.










“In my art, I contemplate the collision of opposites, from tender brutalities to the devastating sensitivities. Every day I enter my studio, prepare my materials and, as James Joyce said, “go for the millionth time to encounter the reality of the experience.”I attempt through painting to sustain my encounter with life’s biting reality.”








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