An undiminished fan of all things Italian renaissance when it comes to art disciplines, contemporary figurative exponent David Rees has re-entered his own genre fray this Spring 2016, and with him brought us his brand new boxed canvas limited edition, simply entitled ‘Forgiven’. Depicting an enigmatic female face insisting that we all maintain our silence, just what we’ve been privy to so as to demand this is unclear. Yet it’s this air of illustrative mystery and graphic allure which holds our gaze from the very outset, and makes us long to discover more.
As is typical of a Rees composition, the back story remains in the eyes of the beholder when confronted with such an untold, yet hinting narrative; and it’s this – together with the considered use of hues and saturations – which draw us in for more. And ensures that we can’t take our eyes off hers. Bearing the hugely popular (yet still largely up and coming) Rees’ moniker for value added measure, this 28” x 42” giclee study is available in store and online from March.