Posts Tagged ‘painting’

Lee Price: American Figurative

Eerily realistic paintings by this NY painter, draws both a connection to women in America, and disgust that our society greatly distorts our view on body image. With so much pressure on the way we look people become closet eaters, bringers, bulimic, and anorexic. I have never seen this junk food epidemic captured so strongly, after looking through her site you gain a strong connection to the woman in the paintings and feel for her and the comfort she gets from junk food. Take a deeper look at her work here. Disclaimer: this site contains nude content.


Artist of the Day…

One of my favorite contemporary painters Kehinde Wiley’s work is featured in Anthem. His work transgresses historical narratives of black men, as hyper masculine, violent and sexualized beings and actually inserts them into art history, from which they have been missing. He uses the work of 17th and 18th century painting masters as inspiration and places his contemporary subjects in similar poses with backgrounds that are traditionally considered feminine in motif. 

And… as it relates to us in Portland and Nemo, he paints some of his subjects with Nike Sportswear and SB clothing and shoes!