Artist Michael Reedy takes a slightly historic approach (in his own contemporary style) with his Anatomy Series depicting skillfully rendered female and male nude figures (some of which are oil on panel paintings, while others are mixed media pieces) with accurately detailed internal anatomy as well.
There are several other figurative series in Reedy’s online portfolio that are quite impressive as well, and suffice it to say, Reedy’s is one skillful figurative artist.
“The human figure and portraiture have been central to my studies and explorations as a practicing artist for the past twelve years. In a desire to extend beyond historical modes of representation, I have found myself increasingly interested in depictions of the body that fall outside the canon of art history, namely in cartooning and medical illustration. Ultimately, I believe that by combining the visual language and style employed by various modes of representation, both inside and outside the accepted boundaries of fine art, I can locate and capitalize on unique areas of resistance essential to the production of new meaning.”