Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
34 " h x 64 " w x 1.5 " d |15 lbs. 0 oz.
"How do you capture movement in a picture? How do you give off that feeling of joy you experience revving an engine?" says David Shepard. "I always think of a way to take advantage of objects that could show off the technical skill of hyperrealism, but I also try to show a moment. It doesn’t have to be the moment in the studio I took the picture, but a moment that I feel in my life."
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.