Taken from the official release:
In what will be the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, Keyes continues to expand upon his signature aesthetic. Rendered in clean, controlled and finely detailed realism, the paintings in Fragment feature various wildlife species isolated within habitats that foreshadow a theoretically dystopian fate. These fragmented landscapes are surrounded by a sea of empty white space, representing the universal unknown in an allegorical interpretation of the effect of contemporary civilization’s disconnect from nature.
Keyes’ animals are cross-sectioned, awkwardly juxtaposed, and will make you sit up.
Fragment is on exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, from 16 Jan through 13 Feb.