Morbid Still Lifes by Cindy Wright
- Caroline Kurze
Belgian artist Cindy Wright creates realistic paintings using traditional techniques though her subject is rather unusual. Death, decay and raw flesh are motifs of her choice. Her still lifes are presented to us without context or an explanation, while her morbid subjects exemplify the physicality of flesh. In this way, her work continues the Northern Renaissance tradition of vanitas paintings, still lifes meant to evoke the passage of time and one’s inevitable mortality.