Original art for sale at | Passing Ships in the Night by David Shepherd | $17,050 | oil painting | 50' h x 46' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Passing-Ships-in-the-Night

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Passing Ships in the Night

David Shepherd
Ugallery 5345192300 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Painting wraps around edges

Varnished and Ready to hang


Signed on front


50" h x 46" w x 2" d |20 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $17,050



Provocative hyperrealist oil painting created with breathtaking detail. Artist David Shepherd explains that he used the glass surface in this piece as a light spectrum to create the colors on the woman's face. "She's licking the spectrum glass as a metaphor for our natural attraction to knowledge and science," he says. "We yearn to increase our knowledge and better our place in the universe. We are naturally attracted to science to find what was already there."

David Shepherd

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.

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