Oil painting on Stretched canvas New
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
48" h x 44" w x 1.5" d |10 lbs. 0 oz.
Part of David Shepherd's series of hyperrealist paintings focusing on women's faces. A sensual portrait rendered in extremely precise painting. However, David intends for each viewer to have their own opinion of the symbolic meaning. "A lot of people feel like it's seductive, and I do acknowledge that there is some of that, but it wasn't my main focus," says David. "I wanted to feel movement from the painting, it's so close and and so real the movement brings you in and creates emotion and action, along with color and form."
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.