This is Rabbitness
by David Willis
Portfolio of paintings, sculpture and photography by artist David Willis
Represented in Montreal by Galerie Saint Dizier,
This is Rabbitness, is a curious and interesting concern into the notion of prime animal instincts. It is well portrayed in the manner the essay is supported by the body of work that is on display.The work Willis is creating, on the basis of ritualistic mannerisms and alluding to primitive cultures, is both psychoanalytical and phenomenological. In both these cases it is perfectly contemporary, and the text perfectly explains how.For anyone interested in Paint and Performance, in the Vienna Actionist tradition then this book is a must.
posted at 03:33PM Nov 22 PST
David Willis’s Debut book, ‘This is Rabbitness’’ is an excellent introduction to the unnerving yet absorbing Rabbit-Creatures’ that make up the content of his exciting current body of work.
Willis’s technical prowess as an image maker is supported by a deep understanding of his concept resulting in a collection of highly successful large scale contemporary paintings, intelligently displayed as the climax of this interesting book.
A book well worth reading if you’re interested in the contemporary arts today.
posted at 03:07PM Nov 21 PST
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