BRYAN NORTHUP

SEA INSIDE

With this selection of works I am attempting to blur the lines between appetizing consumables and anatomical dissection, exploring layers of meaning in an age where plastics have saturated our environment and penetrated human-kind to the cellular level. These organic forms and textures suggest perishable matter, “flesh”, likely to decay or go bad quickly, but because these objects are created with plastic, they will never decompose.
 

Explorations of “the inner” through cutaways and cross-sections force an interaction with ubiquitous plastics of modern life, suggesting surgical practice and precision, while simultaneously manipulating the viewer’s appetites for a delicious meal. These works also record a material fingerprint, a time capsule, that implicates contemporary social values and attitudes surrounding environmental conservation, consumption, waste and how these effect our own bodies.

Contemporary visual art, Environmental art, Private art instruction

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Bryan Northup  |   Oak Park, IL, USA   |   artistbryannorthup@gmail.com

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