The Nature Morte series of watercolours by Tom Liekens is very much connected to the traditional still life scenes of sideboards groaning with game. But the kill has been left outdoors to lie stiff on the forest floor, no matter what time of year. When will the hunter come along to retrieve the plunder and cook up some tasty venison, pheasant or hare? Liekens brings the work of the Flemish masters such as Frans Snyders into a contemporary framework, where still life may well translate into nature morte, or dead nature.
Artist: Tom Liekens
Tom Liekens is exhibiting Nature Morte at Galerie Smits in Amsterdam through April 23.