Barry Oretsky

Oretsky’s pictures have the force of a paradox. He describes the physical reality of the world with such intensity and blazing clarity that it becomes peculiarly “metaphysical”- uncanny. In other words, what seems like a coolly realized, casually observed, all too familiar scene, is subliminally charged- unexpectedly fraught with odd emotional significance, which, it turns out, was latent in the scene all along. Exert form Barry Oretsky's Realism By Donald Kuspit