September 19, 2012 § 1 Comment
The art by London based artist John Isaacs crops up a fair bit in exhibitions relating to the human body and flesh. I first saw his piece ‘A Necessary Change of Heart’ at the Spectacular Bodies exhibition at The Hayward Gallery back in 2001. At the time, art like this just hadn’t been made before and people (including myself) just couldn’t tell if this horrific site was real or not! Isaac’s ‘Blob Man’ can be seen at the Wellcome Collection permanent display. I think it’s about time Tate did a lovely retrospective… Until then, thankfully Isaacs has a comprehesive website where you can see his past work.
Images © John Isaacs, above from top;
A Necessary Change of Heart, 1999
Are You Still Mad At Me, 2001
Let the golden age begin, 2004, Wax, oil paint, wood
Further uses of the dead to the living (meat), 2008 wax, oil, paint polystyrene, stage blood & latex