Artist Michael Reedy creates mixed media images that depict the anatomy of the human body in a surrealistic way. Reedy creates colorful or colorless black and white bodies, whose parts reveal their inside anatomy in such precision that is more likely to meet in medical and scientific books instead of art works. With these drawings the artist revisits the timeless themes of life, death and human condition.
Through his website Reedy says about this recent work: “These inevitable aspects of existence bring to mind the most tragic, and most beautiful, images of the body. Where the soft skin of a newborn and my rough patches of psoriasis are the most proximate of neighbors. It is this transitional moment, full of both grace and pain, which I wish to prod and indulge.”