By deconstructing and reconstructing the meat of dead animals, Brooke David transforms primal forms into vivid synthetic texturesfor her large scale paintings; imbibing the fleshy contours of carcass with a pulse, & new purpose.
FAR FROM YOUR GUN 48”x 72” Oil on Wood 2013 (photo by Mike Weber)
"Hanging Tender is a series of oil paintings of skinned rabbit carcasses that blur the lines between animal and human. Interested in the intersection between life and death, sexuality and decay,
these meat paintings transform primal forms, at once sustenance and ancient symbols of fertility and sacrifice, in vivid textures painted on a massive scale, capturing in oil the distinct scent of lust.
Stretching beyond their canvas borders, the meat paintings invite the viewer’s complete immersion in the sacred intimacy of the flesh,
creating an immediate visceral experience that breathes new life beyond these canvas carcasses."
– Brooke David
AWAY FROM YOUR GUN 8”x 10” Oil on Wood 2013
DESIRE OPENS ITS JAWS 8”x 10” Oil on Wood 2013
GRAND ODALISQUE 8”x 10” Oil on Wood 2013
PRIMAL CUT 8”x 15” Oil on Wood 2013
COLOR CHART #1 9”x 12” Oil on Wood 2013
COLOR CHART #2 9”x 12” Oil on Wood 2013
Portrait of Brooke David by Mike Weber