Do not be fooled by his youth and his sense of humor. Shane Wolf is a guy who shares the Taylor Prize in Paris with Delacroix, Ingres, and Corot.
Born in Cincinnati and trained at the Angel Academy in Florence, he decided to settle in Paris, where the historical richness and the vibrant present are linked in elegant counterpoint.
The nude as a humanist manifesto
The classical spirit of the Renaissance deeply marked his sensitivity, and its influence is omnipresent in his artistic vision. However, Shane is not at all an artist installed in the nostalgia of the past: he is a pure contemporary force.
His passion leads him to work in monumental formats with traditional techniques and live model. Shane Wolf states that the beauty of working from life is, in itself, an act of humanistic restlessness.
His works are impregnated with the classic legacy and its vision of the human condition. The naked figure is the living manifesto of its ideals: beauty, grace, delicacy, strength, vulnerability…
After all, each work is like an epic poem, with its moments of call, fight, frustration, revelation and return home.
His works are the result of friction between seemingly opposite passions, but that complement each other as colors do: love and hate, control and detachment, tradition and invention … Why face them if one is born of the other?
And where we could expect to find rejection, we find familiarity; and where we had thought that we were leaving the work, we arrive at its center; and where we had thought we would be alone, we connect with the world.