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"Portraits of an Intellectual and Political Landscape". Opening of Bernard Aptekar's exhibition

Portraits of an Intelectual and Political Landscape is a series of portraits of an important people from political and cultural sphere, painted in charakteristical for Aptekar surrealist/figurative style. Among portrayed, politicians - Barack Obama and Mikhail Gorbachev, writers - Philip Roth and Arthur Miller and composer Krzysztof Penderecki, whose portrait was painted by Aptekar especially for the exhibition in Kraków.
Aptekar has created a unique and deliberately ambiguous art form that reveals its sources in Aptekar’s inspirations in works of Philip Guston and Richard Lindner, and the political murals of Diego Rivera. The Kraków exhibition presents recently painted portraits, a series of sculptural-paintings Dancing Translucent Tumblers, study drawings and seriographs (silkscreen prints). Portraits of an Intelectual and Political Landscape is a series of portraits of an important people from political and cultural sphere, painted in charakteristical for Aptekar surrealist/figurative style. Among portrayed, politicians - Barack Obama and Mikhail Gorbachev, writers - Philip Roth and Arthur Miller and composer Krzysztof Penderecki, whose portrait was painted by Aptekar especially for the exhibition in Kraków. Bernard Aptekar was born and lives in New York City. Professor of Art at the City University of New York, NYC College of Technology, he taught at Cooper Union, and Pratt Institute for over ten years. He has been a program supervisor for the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. He has exhibited frequently in both group and one-person shows (DeCordova Museum, Whatcom Museum, Stony Brook University, New York State Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, New Jersey State Museum, Brooklyn Museum).
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