In his work, Robert Longo typically revisits elements that evoke as much fear as they do fascination – the atomic bomb, guns, crashing waves, etc. In this case, Longo’s strikingly realistic double sharks remind us of a natural fear that most of us share, that of weapons in nature, as sharks.
In "Double Sharks" the artist depicts two specular menacing beasts with their mouths wide open and razor-sharp teeth pointing straight at the viewer. The immense power and threatening nature of the sharks is amplified by the cropped image of the two wide opened jaws which seem to come from the nowhere in surreal setting.
“I see the issue of life and death in everything I do. I'm trying to find answers.„