Monday, April 27, 2009

John Isaacs Meat Art

John Isaacs has been a fine artist for quite some time now and his sculptural work really stands out. Especially when the theme revolves around flesh in some way.

An excerpt from his website: "If you have a shred of guilt or a spark of romantic idealism or utopian longing in your blackened soul then John Isaacs’ work is going to appeal to it.

His work is not just a call for another way but it is directly aimed at challenging the viewer into rethinking the way they perceive and understand the world. Part of its power is that it is made in such a way that once seen, it won’t allow you be lazy in your head but instead messes with it and with the things you think you know, slowly coercing you into re-thinking your values.

Isaacs’ art doesn’t necessarily tell you anything new, anything that you don’t already know, it just highlights some of the less palatable truths of our world, and, often using humour as its spearhead, pushes at the fault-lines of the everyday conventions and commonplaces that we all use to cover up the cracks in the artifice of how we go about living our contemporary lives.


1 comment:

Robert McGowan said...

I love this work! I'm an art student and I did I piece using sheeps hearts and used this as an artist model a few weeks ago. I just found this photographer that I though John Issacs might like or people who like his work:,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bpcl=37643589&biw=1277&bih=598&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=iw&ei=Z2abUIeEMK6QiAeCmoHQAQ

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