Currently reading : John Kacere
John Kacere’s enormous, obsessive and fetishistic paintings of the behinds of women defined his lengthy career as a photorealist painter. Although he rejected being a part of the photorealistic set his paintings three times the size of the mid section of women wearing lingerie encapsulated this hyper-realistic movement in the early 60s. Typically painted horizontally many have seen his paintings to have the ability to stray away from their figurative obviousness and been seen as landscapes. As expected feminists have found problems with his work of which he responded by saying
in perhaps an even more unabashed way that “Women are the source of all life, the source of regeneration… My work praises that aspect of womanhood.” The opening scene of Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation was also supposed to have been greatly inspired by these paintings.