Subtitled "Additional Observations on the Beauty/Ugliness of Mostly Pillowy Girls." "Underbelly is a hardcover art book featuring over 50 of Cooper's luminescent oil paintings and lush drawings, each focusing on the female form. Underbelly is the follow-up to Cooper's acclaimed first book of paintings, "Overbite. Since the success (and immediate sell out) of "Overbite. Cooper has been producing new work at a fevered pitch for gallery shows and patrons alike. Although much of the work in "Underbelly appears to have slithered out of a similar same place as "Overbite, this latest batch has a decidedly darker and more urban flavor. Cooper's meticulous glazing method of oil painting lends an almost unsettling obsessiveness and depth to his subjects: primarily innocent, or vacant, or menacing, or predatory women wearing little or nothing, and writing around a variety of settings, all produced over the past two years for a number of gallery shows in Los Angeles. New York, and San Francisco. Before devoting himself mostly to painting over the last two years, Cooper created several acclaimed graphic novels, including "Ripple, Suckle, Dan & Larry and others. He also contributed designs to the Matt Groening television series, "Futurama, and has collaborated with comedian David Cross and Vice magazine founder Gavin McInnes.
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Dave Cooper lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife and son.From Publishers Weekly :
After more than 10 years as an alternative cartoonist, Cooper has transformed himself into a painter. This is his second book of paintings and drawings (after 2003's Overbite). An obsession with/ loathing of sex has always been the primary theme of his comics (his most disturbing graphic novel, Crumple, shows a world where women kill almost all of the men—and why the male victims deserve exactly what they get). Knowing his graphic novels will make his paintings (masterfully rendered but cruelly distorted images of women) a little easier to understand. However, Cooper's work fits very comfortably within a popular strain of contemporary painting. Like John Currin and Lisa Yuskavage, Cooper brings classical painting technique to his sexualized female subjects. A scumbling technique gives his figures soft, hazy edges and his surfaces a particular texture. The book's centerpiece is a giant foldout of a large horizontal work, Cycle. This mixed media work features dozens of female figures in a truly strange, natural cycle of birth, death and rebirth. It strongly recalls outsider artist Henry Darger's work with its scope and its combination of perversity and innocence. This book is handsomely designed and produced, but it would have benefited from some text—an essay, either by Cooper or a sympathetic critic—to help give the work context. (Feb.)
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