This painting depicts a single nude female subject covered in butterflies while wearing a crown of flowers. She points a crooked finger at herself—either an indication of her individuality or perhaps to provide a resting place for one of the many butterflies that surround her. The figure's eyes are non-existent, with more butterflies resting in their place. The composition has an allegorical mood, while the contrast of the pinks and purples against the dark green background lends a whimsical effect.
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 a single nude female subject covered in butterflies while wearing a crown of flowers. 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