Feature Artist: David Caesar

“We burned the forest down” is a post-apocalyptic image inspired in part by the Christopher Nolan film, The Dark Knight. (That’s supposed to be a stencil of Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth in the bottom corner.) My anxieties about the near future tend to surface in my work and this piece is no exception.  Fortunately, I had the perfect pigeon photo to work from, allowing me to portray the lowly “vermin” as a god, which is obviously the highlight of the painting for me.

Artwork title: We burned the forest down
Medium: Acrylic on panel
Size: 60" x 30”
Price: $6000 + HST

David Caesar is a Guelph-based artist who graduated from the Illustration Program at Sheridan College. He has been teaching at the Guelph School of Art for over 15 years. His award-winning artwork can be found in both private and public collections and he has designed a number of coins for the Royal Canadian Mint. In 2018 his painting "Drift" was featured on the cover of the novel "Moon of the Crusted Snow" by Waubgeshig Rice.

Instagram: @static_academic

Website: davidcaesar.com


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