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Visceral Landscape #10

by jmculver
This series of oil paintings focus on the physicality and scale of raw flesh placed in a vast expanse of a frozen landscape. The raw flesh goes beyond the representational concerns of a still life and becomes a metaphor as visceral, organic iceberg formations dominating the unspoiled natural world and reminding us of our own mortality.

In these works the objects define the space in which they are placed, the use of light and shadow create negative and positive spaces, while organic biomorphic forms emerge and dissolve back into the atmosphere. The beauty of the grotesque subject matter is emphasized, as well as the physicality and seductive nature of the paint itself. These paintings appear as a frozen moment in time in which they ground the viewer in the here and now.

I am concerned with the process of painting and having a sense of immediacy to how the paint is applied to the surface, and depicting an honest reaction to the observed subject matter. I depict raw flesh for its associations with the sensuality of the figure, implied violence, and mortality. These paintings explore feelings of isolation, physicality and seduction, the juxtaposition of the visceral with the desolate, and celebrate the duality of repulsion and attraction to evoke an emotional response in the viewe
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 24 x 30"
Price: 750


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