24 June 2011

Spotlight on Victoria Reynolds

Victoria Reynolds paints meat. She is a Los Angeles based contemporary artist. Her work is collected internationally and is available for viewing on the web through an image search on Google.
At first glance, her paintings have such great detail they remind one of Dutch still life work. Such as....

However, the subject matter goes beyond simple representational painting...the viewer is left to wonder about meat in general, the gore and beauty of the flesh and most poignant the visual pun in regards to our societal's graidoise displays of the human body. After all, at the end of the day...it's just flesh dressed or undressed, raw, cooked and displayed for consumption.

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