Daniel Sprick, American born 1953
Two Nudes, oil on panel, 2014
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington
My admiration for the realists who essay this tradition is endless.
They are going up against a long trajectory of realistic and near-realistsic representation of more than 1000 years in the ‘West’ of the finest caliber against which they cannot but be compared. They are not shirking.
I find this heartening at this time when scratches on paper counts as art and this and that object thrown together also; and paint poured all over the place without discipline.
And words mean the opposite of what they meant when we awoke in the morning so that what is real itself is being called into question.