“Disrupted Realism” by John Seed is an introduction to a new type of art that has come out in the past decade or so that isn’t exactly realism, nor is it abstract art. Instead, there has been a new movement combining the two. On the surface the two forms of art are contradictory and polar opposites, however, this new movement of art combining them says something different.
John Seed interviews prominent artists of the movement asking them about what their art means to them and what their art is saying, as well as how they “make” their art. The interviews have some insightful details about the artist’s process and what they hope to invoke in their work.
I found this to be a fascinating read on a relatively new art form. It was interesting to read through about these artists and their process and what they communicate through their work. As a fellow “artist” I gained a new respect for these talented people. The book whets my appetite to learn more, to go visit a gallery showcasing their work, follow the arc of their careers going forward.
I received this as an eBook from Schiffer Publishing Ltd. via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review of the title. I did not receive any compensation from either company. The opinions expressed herein are completely my own.