Menu
The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Martin Wittfooth’s ‘The Passions’ Opening Night Photos

Our Vol. 19 cover artist, Martin Wittfooth, opened his newest body of work, ‘The Passions’ (previewed here) last week at NYC’s Lyons Weir Gallery. Drawing from his past work of incorporating animals as metaphorical portraits for the decay and unrest of the world, his new works bare the same world-weary animals set amidst unsettling landscapes. Yet here, Wittfooth tackles the notion of religion and spirituality, posing his figures in the shapes of antiquated religious art, referencing such famous works as ‘The Pietà’ and ‘The Ectasy of Saint Teresa.’ This spiritual fervor, illuminated by terrible yet beautiful sacrifice is seen within the brilliance of the fire, often haloing the animals, martyred by their bleak surroundings. View more images of the work and opening night photos after the jump.

Martin Wittfooth with artist Jason Yarmosky

Our Vol. 19 cover artist, Martin Wittfooth, opened his newest body of work, ‘The Passions’ (previewed here) last week at NYC’s Lyons Weir Gallery. Drawing from his past work of incorporating animals as metaphorical portraits for the decay and unrest of the world, his new works bare the same world-weary animals set amidst unsettling landscapes. Yet here, Wittfooth tackles the notion of religion and spirituality, posing his figures in the shapes of antiquated religious art, referencing such famous works as ‘The Pietà’ and ‘The Ectasy of Saint Teresa.’ This spiritual fervor, illuminated by terrible yet beautiful sacrifice is seen within the brilliance of the fire, often haloing the animals, martyred by their bleak surroundings. View more images of the work and opening night photos below.

Artists Jeremy Hush and Esao Andrews

Artists Jon Todd and Kestin Cornwall

Meta
Topics
Share
Facebook
Reddit
Pinterest
Email
Related Articles
Artist and animation director Joe Vaux paints what he likes. His personal work is teeming with impish demons. His cheerful hellscapes are populated with lost souls, sharp toothed monstrosities, and swarms of wrong-doers. And yet, there’s an innocence to all of this. Click to read the Hi-Fructose exclusive interview with Joe Vaux.
Vibrant and bold, Oscar Joyo’s latest body of work which was exhibited at Thinkspace Projects in Los Angeles, vibrates the retina; while delving into his childhood memories childhood in Malawi and themes of Afrofuturism.
Something interesting happens when when artists like Alan and Carolynda Macdonald, who have the painting fundamentals mastered, decide to subvert expectations and perplex a viewers expectations conceptually. Click to read the Hi-Fructose exclusive interview.
The concept of the Wunderkammer, aka The Cabinet Of Curiosities has been an artistic inspiration for some time, however a new show opening in November by Ryan Matthew Cohn and Jean Labourdette takes it up a notch with an exceptional show of sculptures and paintings based thematically on the subject. Click to read the new Hi-Fructose exclusive interview.

Subscribe to the Hi-Fructose Mailing List