Moche Nude by Lee Pike

A nice, dark, little painting.

I was inspired to paint this on an old bread board after watching an episode of a TV series about death in art over time. The Moche civilization in ancient Peru have a wall with some amazing images on it, nearby of which a massive burial ground was found filled with human remains, likely the site of a sacrifice. I was so inspired after watching this episode, by the end I was enthralled, so I am intrigued to try and explore this notion of death in painting.

My google-fu wasn’t really working the next day so I couldn’t find images of that wall (granted I didn’t look very hard) but I did find some images of another wall pattern from the Moche peeps which to me somehow recalls 8-bit arcade games. Some of which I have used on this painting.

Acrylic and glitter on wood, 30 × 30 cm.

I like painting on old wood, particularly old bread boards, so I’m going to try and find some more if I can!

Lee is a unique surreal/fantasy/expressionistic artist whose work transcends the bounds of reality and defies popular expectation. Her favourite things are glitter, colours, the occult, pop culture and kittens.

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  • kimbaross
    kimbarossabout 7 years ago

    Great work.

  • Deidre Cripwell
    Deidre Cripwellabout 7 years ago


  • hellmelon
    hellmelonover 6 years ago

    beautiful work.Her skin is spectacular.

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoalmost 6 years ago

    Very good colors and comp

  • griffinpassant
    griffinpassantalmost 6 years ago


  • Alison Edwards
    Alison Edwardsover 4 years ago

    love this

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