Born in Florida in 1990, Reisha Perlmutter is an American artist known for her exploration of the female body’s relationship with water. Reisha has previously lived and studied in France and Italy, before moving back to the US to complete her MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Reisha’s art is unique in its renewed understanding of the intimacy of female form. Combining elements of realism into her figurative art, Reisha’s mastery of oils makes for large scale textural paintings that give permanence to transient moments.
Reisha Perlmutter’s Exhibitions
Reisha held her first solo show, Immerse in New York in 2017. Showing works such as Plexus and Seeed, the exhibition displayed 15 of Reisha’s paintings and immersed viewers in portraits and nudes female figures in water. The result of years of work, Immerse included a number of the artist’s self portraits and was a call to empower women to appreciate the power and resilience of their bodies. Since this seminal exhibition, Reisha has gone on to show in a multitude of exhibitions throughout the US and Canada.
The Development of Reisha’s Style
From afar, Reisha’s paintings appear to be hyperreal, but due to their sheer scale, closer inspection reveals the layering and texture that exists in Reisha’s art. From the success of her Immerse exhibition, Reisha has gone on to develop her textural approach, and in doing so has departed from a photoreal aesthetic. Her latest collection, LUNAR combines a warmer palette with looser brushstrokes and takes on a different perspective to enhance the dramatic contrasts between light and shadow. Maintaining the balance of intimacy and freedom, Reisha’s paintings continue to be authentic meditations on the power of the female body.
You can read more about Reisha Perlmutter’s exploration of the power of intimacy in our article on the artist.
"Reisha’s subject matter is simply intriguing, vibrant and fresh. Mastering the medium of underwater oil painting is not an easy thing to achieve. Her sense of hyper-realism is visually very appealing to me. As an artist, I know this is no easy feat. Reisha’s colour palette is always soothing in nature and I love her attention to detail. I am looking forward to seeing her next body of work. I think very highly of her and do see her as having a wonderful chance of being the next big Contemporary artist of our time. "
Nicole Gordon - Rise Art Curator
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