The humble still life is the “sleeper hit” of painting. They appear to be a simple image of some objects, on a table, in a corner of a room, but I find them to be arenas for sophisticated and painterly explorations. Still Lifes are grounded in the everyday, but the “everyday” can make a huge impact when given the the full and undivided attention of an artistic eye. There is a long tradition of Still Lifes becoming radical works of art (think: Cezanne’s apples, cubist tabletops, Warhol’s soup cans). For me, my Still Lifes are rooted in color and texture, and the transformative nature of each when juxtaposed against each other.
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