MEDIUM: oil on wood panel
DIMENSIONS: 12"x 12"
original oil painting by Mike Geno, painted on wood panel (1/4" luan poplar) and unframed.
This meat painting is part of a popular series of paintings that focused on isolated cuts of meats. Essentially, it was my introduction to the food as subject, which has since become pretty well received.
This series of paintings involves the sensuality and seductiveness of meat. I have worked in meat rooms at supermarkets, as both a clerk and apprentice meat cutter, long enough to see the aesthetic values in a wide range of cuts of meat. As an 'artist/meatcutter' I recognized the necessity for meat to be abstracted in order to be swallowed, therefore, it was natural for me to objectify meat and approach it with the same focus as my other still-life objects. I found it most enjoyable to work with subject matter that attracted a diverse audience consisting of vegetarians and carnivores alike.
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