Original art for sale at | Steel Magnolia by David Shepherd | $8,150 | oil painting | 40' h x 32' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Steel-Magnolia

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Steel Magnolia

David Shepherd
Ugallery 5345197645 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Painting wraps around edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


40" h x 32" w x 2" d |5 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $8,150



Artist David Shepherd paints a hyperrealistic image of an eye surrounded by dewy magnolias in full bloom. He explores the idea of united humanity by obscuring the identity of his subject. "As we move forward in history, we move past the limitations of gender and race to see all people as equal and able to have a voice in society and be seen as beautiful," says David. The piece draws a symbolic comparison between the uniqueness of every flower and the singularity of a person.

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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