At first I wondered, is it a photograph or is it a painting? A couple of months ago I discovered the work of Lee Price and since then I’ve developed a healthy obsession.
Not just by being in awe* of the skill of creating pieces so real they are bound to get off the canvas. It is moreover, on the intimate moment of a eating Chinese Food in the bathtub, sleeping with peaches, or grilled cheese caught by the artist. Documenting a human moment in pure form. Of an intimate relation with food.
The eerie feeling of a honest moment creeps up. Of a painting capturing life more truthfully and real, much better than some documentaries. You don’t objectify this person but observe the whole and get lost in splendor. You sense the crunch of the bread and the warm melted cheese entering your mouth, while submerged in the soft bathwater. And even if you never – like I – eat in the bath, the eerie feeling still manifests itself.
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*Although this word is overused is contemporary society, I seek to emphasis it’s use in it’s original context of moment in which one is completely taken by something there are no words to express.