Working in a variety of media, Detroit-based artist David Flaugher conjures a range of evocative themes from seemingly everyday objects and materials. Joyful items are often juxtaposed against more melancholic imagery in a kind of contemporary vanitas scene and might be read as a contemporary meditation on these opposing forces in our daily lives. In some of his recent still life paintings of fruit, the objects appear drained and colorless, as if their potential for beauty and life has passed. Flaugher’s work is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, and his work has been featured in gallery exhibitions in the US and Europe.
oil on linen
22 x 28 inches