||The Burger Still Life Statement
What do Warhol, Van Dijck, Van Gogh, Louise Moillon, and Cezanne each have in common as artists? They each have created works on food. In this form of still life painting, food painting gave us more opportunities to understand the cultural lifestyles of the past.
From ancient Egyptians carving depictions of crops and bread on tablets, to hyper-realistic grapes painted by Dutch masters, food and art have a long and rich relationship. In my Burger Series, I wanted to explore our own modern culinary choice. In the past, this scene on the table would be complex and depict a bottle of milk, flour, salt, eggs, bowls, utensils, a whisk, a slab of freshly butchered beef, a grinder, lettuce, tomatoes (still on the vine), onions and possible probably a carafe of wine.
In my still life, all of these ingredients are still there, yet the narrative is not about all of these ingredients separate, it is about the anticipation of the senses and the n