i wrote here about my love for quirky still life artwork. here are the key components to what i think makes the perfect modern still life:
one | strange and unlikely objects (i.e. dish ware, keys and cigarettes), or fresh takes on expected objects (i.e. fruit, feathers and bones).
two | a unique presentation of objects (particularly those in an impossible or analytical context)
three | a crisp clear image bordering on photorealism
four | a modern and minimalist aesthetic (unlike the overabundance of centuries past)
five | a play of light without a reliance on chiaroscuro
below i'm featuring the work of roberto rosenman. his work checks off many of the points above and i absolutely love his choice of objects - playing cards! q-tips! piles of bones!