artist: Amy Bernays
My day job used to be training animals for Phil's Animal Rentals, supplying animals for Film and booking them in jobs. A bit like an animal agent, “and what does the monkey have to do” that kind of thing. In my Behind the Scenes Series, there is a colorful, playful mixing of narrative painting and celebrity reality in the behind the scenes series. There is a playful relationship between the figurative style and the reality culture of the subject. I think of it a bit like modern history painting, but instead of a great noble war it is the antics of Paris Hilton and the pony that I am depicting.
Completed in: 2008
48 x 36 inches
Near or in Los Angeles, ca / United States