Nature Morte' aims to reinterpret Golden Age Dutch Still Life paintings. Still Life traditionally attempts to preserve the ephemeral through meticulous depiction of organic material in different stages of bloom, growth and decay. These paintings often represent human mortality. The paradox lies in the legacy of the work, far outreaching both the subject matter and the artist. What are we preserving by painting flowers when we are also transient?
I am seeking artwork that distils the rich lingering of a Still Life, yet, is rooted conceptually in topical issues. Thus re-imagines and rejuvenates the genre.
I will be inviting artists to respond to the contradiction of Still Life and to capture the relevance of Still Life in contemporary society. Artists of all disciplines are welcome to aid my metamorphosis of this trope.
Curated by Heather Griffin, submit via firstname.lastname@example.org