Piece description from the artist
The wonderful model for this piece contacted me after seeing my work and asked if we could work together. We did numerous studies including standing and sitting but when I saw this particular reclining pose I was struck by the sense of movement and expressive forms. I also love the physicality of the posture without it being too revealing.
David Michael Hollander is a New York City artist who specializes in figurative work. Classically trained in both New York and Europe, David brings emotional intensity and technical virtuosity to each work. The inspiration for work can come from close observation of nature and light as well as literary or mythological sources. Davids complex and subtle images bring a refined sensitivity to compositions that mix observation with imagination.