Balancing on the edge of both photorealism and pop surrealism, American artist, Amy Guidry paints nature with an intricate hand and an inventive mind. Drawing on various influential subject matter as varied as dreams and C.S. Lewis novel characters, Guidry’s world of strange, human-like and captivating characters of animals lends the viewer an unusual insight in to her surrealist yet photorealist painted world – check out the skeletal characters contrasted with the intricately painted rock formations as testament.
The latest collection of works, ‘In Our Veins’ explores the connection between all life forms and the cycle of life. Guidry looks inquisitively at contrasting themes such as exploitation and survival, life and death, with a heavy focus on living and non-living organisms’ battles and dependency with and on one another.
Of her work, she says: “Nature is a delicate balance of different species relying on one another. Animals are seen as pieces and parts – head, rump, wing and so on. I have endowed them with personalities or traits that would often be considered more “human” to emphasise their importance and do away with the notion that animals are less than humans. Their faces are expressive and some evoke confidence, a strong presence.”
Guidry will be showing works at LeBasse gallery in LA – 2nd – 4th August; in Costa Mesa at The Artery – 10th – 12th August and in San Diego at Space for Art – 17th – 19th August in 2012.
Check out more of the surrealist painter’s work here and below.