This painting depicts two nude female figures facing each other in a body of water, their arms entwining as their nipples touch. Besides contrasting skin tones, the two figures are identical in their form, body shape and composition—highlighting how both subjects are inherently the same. The bright pubic hair and exaggerated nipples cast a feeling of innocence over the couple, while the title of the work and almost comical color palette adds levity to what could be an insensitive or transgressive scene.
The artist's narrative paintings explore eroticism with humor and intimacy, combining motifs and tropes from art history with contemporary aesthetics. Lamb's works overlay transgressive topics onto everyday scenes, reengaging viewers with the core experiences humans share across identities and idiosyncrasies.
Corey Lamb’s holistic approach to painting combines contemporary aesthetics with motifs and tropes drawn from art history. The artist constructs narratives around existential concepts, using eroticism, humor and intimacy to create points of entry for the viewer. Lamb’s work transposes the transgressive over the familiar to underline and reengage with the shared experiences that unite people across identities and idiosyncrasies.
Corey Lamb was born in Texas in 1983. The artist received an MFA in Painting from Indiana University at Bloomington in 2016.
Lamb’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at: Hashimoto Contemporary in New York City, San Francisco, California and Los Angeles, California; and at Galerie Wolfson in Aalborg, Denmark.
Lamb lives and works in South Florida. The artist is currently established as an Assistant Professor of Painting at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.
This painting depicts two nude female figures facing each other in a body of water, their arms entwining as their nipples touch. The artist's works rely on overlaying transgressive topics onto everyday scenes, reengaging viewers with the core experiences that humans share across identities and idiosyncrasies.More