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The Physician / Oil on canvas / 40 x 30 cm / 1993 by Michael-Korol The Physician / Oil on canvas / 40 x 30 cm / 1993 :iconmichael-korol:Michael-Korol 2 2 Die Operation / Oil on canvas / 30 x 40 cm / 1993 by Michael-Korol Die Operation / Oil on canvas / 30 x 40 cm / 1993 :iconmichael-korol:Michael-Korol 1 0

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Grant Cunningham
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Canada
A self-taught artist, I have always been drawn towards the macabre. Born a twin on Christmas Eve 1964 in Montreal, my twin died several months after birth. This became a large influence in my creative process; isolation, detachment, duality, haunted visions coming from this astral being that I am forever tethered to.

Art has always been my way to process and filter what I come across, what I am subjected to, or what I subject myself to each day; a way for me to exorcise the demons on my shoulder. The paintings are empathic, often inspired by the individual’s strength in the face of their own weakness. The common thread in all of my works is survival of self.
If a viewer is made uncomfortable by my work, then I have done my job as an artist. I have touched something within them that they are not comfortable with. I want to elicit a visceral response but maintain a sense of the absurd, creating works that are both intensely horrifically personal and humourous.

I am inspired by artists that have celebrated the grotesque: Hieronymus Bosch, Joe Coleman, Otto Dix and George Grosz.

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CommuMist Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work. I hope more people see your stuff.
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GrantCunningham Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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highondopamine Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your artwork is very original, you got a beautiful style that speaks for itself.
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GrantCunningham Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for taking the time to look at my work and for the compliment.  It's much appreciated. 
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MatkustajaArt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for the favourite :3 I'm glad I'm able to provide art others enjoy as well :happybounce: 
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BlACKPAST Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Well thats a really nice gallery anyway! :)
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GrantCunningham Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoy!  So much more to upload :)
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