Details:

This painting depicts a dog appearing to lick the surface of the painting itself. The composition is framed like a film still, with the dog’s tongue pressed up against the camera while her face and body blur out of focus.
Framed: 24.8 x 19.0 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Ruby Liiicks

This painting depicts a dog appearing to lick the surface of the painting itself. The composition is framed like a film still, with the dog’s tongue pressed up against the camera while her face and body blur out of focus. The day-glow colors evoke a joyful, uninhibited moment.

Using a combination of brushwork and airbrushing, Ford's work blends the languages of Spanish still life paintings, symbolism, cartoons and abstraction. The artist's compositions bring a sense of historic urgency to overlooked, everyday objects. Ford renders these comical and corporeal objects as barely there—inhabiting the space between a glance, observation and memory. In the artist's work, one object bleeds into another, mimicking the visual slippage of images. As part of his exploration of the act of looking, Ford's paintings have a soft focus that simultaneously alludes to the atmospheric sfumato of Renaissance pictorial spaces, the narrow depth of field of photographic images, and the pixelization of zoomed-in digital images.

Specs:

18 inches
24 inches
with frame
19 inches
24.8 inches

③ Artist:

Kevin Ford

Kevin Ford explores the act of looking in soft focus paintings that allude to the atmosphere of Renaissance pictorial spaces, the narrow depth of field of photographs and the pixelation of zoomed-in digital images. Using a combination of brushwork and airbrushing, the artist blends the languages of Spanish still lifes, symbolism, cartoons and abstraction to bring a sense of historic urgency to overlooked, everyday objects. Ford renders these corporeal and comical objects as barely existing as they bleed into one another, mimicking the visual slippage of images.

Kevin Ford:
Ruby Liiicks, 2022
Acrylic on panel
24.0 × 18.0 inches /