Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
46 " h x 44 " w x 1.5 " d |20 lbs. 0 oz.
In this hyperrealistic painting, David depicts a model holding plastic to her face. The work is meant as a commentary on global warming and a need to plan for nature in the future. He paints her with a confident expression, signaling his optimistic outlook. David says, "I liked that look she gave, it reflects a positive mindset about the future in me. I've come to realize that certain things like plastic are an integral and important part of our society and how we handle these products after were done with them is the problem."
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.