Danny Quirk is a newly graduated contemporary artist I came across who’s work I found so inspiring and interesting to look at. Quirk uses latex, acrylic and sharp directly onto the skin to create his art. He conveys the inside of the body on the skin which gives the illusion the person has lost their skin and the inside is exposed. I decided to contact him and he stated that the reason he draws directly onto the skin is because “it brings the textbooks to life and makes anatomy more interactive”.
As well as drawing directly onto the skin, Quirk creates water colour and oil portrait paintings which portray the individual pulling their skin away to reveal the inside of the human body. The individual is almost dissecting their own body to show their insides making each portrait quite personal for the model. Quirk talks about how his work can often be perceived as being “on the darker side” however, he states about it is “about exploration”.
I found his work inspiring for the pathway of my work because he also looks at the inside of the body to help develop his understanding of the human body. It was really helpful to contact the artist himself and ask him few questions about this work and there reasons behind it.