Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
50 " h x 20 " w x 1.5 " d |7 lbs. 0 oz.
The left half of of a two-painting idea to show a man and a woman facing each other in two separate paintings ideally hung facing each other. I wanted to convey a relaxing and creative mood using a cubist design for her body.
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.