Is Nature Morte Dead ?
Everyday objects have always been a source of inspiration for artists. From the Flemish painters of the Renaissance to Morandi in the 20th century still life painters have found the essential beauty in ordinary objects. With modern art the most common objects have become a kind of obsession. These no longer represent the essence of beauty but rather the banal evidence of the consumer society.
Ricard Hamilton, 2008
Since the late 1980s Bethan Huws (born 1961, Bangor, Wales, UK ) has produced a wide ranging body of work that is acclaimed by the modern art world.
Hotel Dry Cleaning, 1998
Jason Dodge was born in 1969 in Newton, Pennsylvania, USA. He lives and works in New York and Berlin. For Dominic Eichler of Frieze Magazine "he is a clever imitator, an expert illusionist with the sharp eye and deft hands common to conjurors"
"Unique Work" by Bethan Huws
Left Glove Burnt By Gold, 2008
Wicked Witch of the West Shoes, 1999
(such wonderful boots!)
But you know as nobody has ever been able to give a commonly accepted definition of art, there is room for anyone who sees himself as an artist. And fortunately for some people (like me) there still exist artists in the tradition of Chardin or Morandi.
Rodrigo Moynhan (1910-1991)
William Bailey is an American contemporary realisitic paintern born in 1930
Daniel Enkaoua, 2009
Red, Grey & White Paper, 2005