White Shark II (Shadow) by Jason Moad

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White Shark II

One of my concerns with these paintings is the way we interact with the displays in museums. To my way of thinking, the new institutions tend to be fairly sterile and lack the atmosphere of their predecessors. Perhaps it’s the Victorian air and approach that I miss- the sense of viewing a collection of objects seemingly chosen as much for their inherent aesthetic appeal as anything else. The new breed of museum sometimes seems to suck all the mystery and wonder out of proceedings.

In this case, the cleaner is literally being overshadowed by one of the most awesome (in the true sense of the word) products of the natural world and yet remains oblivious.

If anyone is interested, the original of this painting is still for sale. Drop me a line on Face Book.

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  • Benjamin Ruskin
    Benjamin Ruskinover 5 years ago

    technically stunning painting and agree with what youre saying Jason, you’ve definately made your point with this.

  • Hey, thanks, Benjamin. I loved painting that series of White Shark pictures but I haven’t sold a single one. I think, by and large, people still aren’t very fond of sharks…

    – Jason Moad

  • MagsWilliamson
    MagsWilliamsonabout 3 years ago

    We’d love you to add this image to the Fishlike group!
    !linked text!

  • I’m not really sure how to do that, Mags, but feel free to add it to Fishlike.

    – Jason Moad

  • Beth Alcala
    Beth Alcalaabout 2 years ago

    Very cool

  • RikReimert
    RikReimertabout 2 years ago

    Amazing work! just love it!

  • Cheers, Rick.

    – Jason Moad

  • HolyOther
    HolyOtherover 1 year ago

    A wonderful piece of work. Love it!

  • Daniel  Pittenger
    Daniel Pittenger9 months ago

    Great artwork and concept! Amazing work!

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moore9 months ago

    I agree with your raison d’être for this painting. And it is a fantastic painting at that. The man occupies such a small space, and yet I feel that I might see the hairs on his arm and head if I blow this up enough. And those shark teeth – wow!

    I love your use of space to make a point , not just about the sterile atmosphere, but also how the public is being forced, in a sense, to come around to the way of thinking that even older art forms are passé—come around, or be left behind (sort of like with technology). But the beauty of art is that it is not technology and can thus ride a different rhythmic wave, so to speak, in our psyche, a wave where old and new can abide together.

    When I saw this, I immediately thought you might be hinting at Damien Hurst’s his Tiger Shark display in Formaldehyde.

  • Brando Rossini
    Brando Rossini9 months ago

    you are a true artist, story teller. Bravo.

  • FranzDanz
    FranzDanz9 months ago

    Awesome Work. Again.

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