Fresh StartDavid Shepherd
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
58 " h x 58 " w x 2 " d |15 lbs. 0 oz.
Provocative hyperrealist oil painting rendered with breathtaking detail. "The world is a strange place," says artist David Shepherd. "Parents trying to interpret their child's gender - should teenagers have the right to transition? Some people want to be a fox hiding in the flowers. Science is incredible."
Stoney Creek, Canada
Canadian artist David Shepherd fuses techniques from both old and modern masters to create contemporary interpretations of the human form. While offering strong nods to pop art and cubism, the work remains grounded by David’s training in 19th Century academic realism. Combining discrete techniques within a single tableau is initially jarring to the viewer, creating an unexpected visual complexity in the work and demonstrating the artist’s breadth of skills. “I think in the future we will be much more interested in works of art that show a mastery of multiple styles,” says David. Each artwork effectually suggests the surreal nature of human existence within a convoluted modern society.