Rachel Bess, ‘Black Sun’, 2016, Lisa Sette Gallery

About Rachel Bess

A self-proclaimed “goth kid”, Rachel Bess indulges her penchant for the macabre and interest in forensics with figurative representations of animal skeletons, human skulls, and eerie, surrealistic landscapes. All her paintings are based on science and the natural world, focusing on what she describes as “the continuum of relationships between humans and the rest of nature—from a harmonic and mutually beneficial relationship to an adversarial one where we try to shape, dominate and control our natural surroundings.” Painting in oil on panel, Bess has been compared to the 17th-century Dutch Masters for her Baroque style and realist painting skills. Her work is also inspired by satirical comic books and street culture.

American, b. 1980, based in Phoenix, Arizona

Solo Shows on Artsy

Rachel Bess, Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix

Group Shows on Artsy

Rachel Bess | Charlotte Potter, Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix
13 works you'll be lucky to see this summer, Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix
30th Anniversary Exhibition, Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix