Details:

In this painting, a tidepool is filled with hybrid creatures—a fish-headed human and a human-torsoed entity—on a bed of green sea grass and magenta flowers. This artist takes particular interest in tidepools and coastlines because they swarm with primordial creatures that can thrive in the perpetually-shifting space between land and sea.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Sunbathers on the Rocks

In this painting, a tidepool is filled with hybrid creatures—a fish-headed human and a human-torsoed entity—on a bed of green sea grass and magenta flowers. This artist takes particular interest in tidepools and coastlines because they swarm with primordial creatures that can thrive in the perpetually-shifting space between land and sea.

Andrew Catanese’s art searches for new ways to understand ourselves and our relationships with the natural world. In their work, the body becomes an ever-changing site of transformation or a bridge between realms where the artist melds aspects of human, animal, and vegetal forms. Ultimately, by subverting traditional dualism, Catanese’s paintings find ways to discuss new constructions of the self.

Specs:

49 inches
30 inches

③ Artist:

Andrew Catanese

Andrew Catanese’s art searches for new ways to understand ourselves and our relationships with the natural world. In their work, the body becomes an ever-changing site of transformation or a bridge between realms where they meld aspects of human, animal and vegetal forms. Catanese blurs the earth’s great living divides, as defined by Bruno Latour (human and animal, nature and culture, organic and technological), to better comprehend how deeply they are intertwined. Their work insists on a fluid and transformative understanding of our bodies as cyborgs constructed from animals, plants and technology. Ultimately, by subverting traditional forms of dualism, Catanese’s paintings find ways to discuss new constructions of the self.

Andrew Catanese:
Sunbathers on the Rocks, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
30.0 × 49.0 inches /