Pittsburgh-born Pearlstein's nudes always seem to have a twist, something to catch the eye and draw it away from the subject (as the cat masks do here). The mask, be it literally a mask or a mask-like expression, is a common part of his work. The paintings are nudes but they also often have a still-life quality. The objects are as important as the living forms.
Pearlstein lives in New York City. Find out more HERE.
Clemente is an Italian-born artist who also lives in New York City. His work sometimes has an ancient quality, something out of time. There is a hint of ritual in Clemente's work.
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