Regine Wolff

Sprungbrett (dyving board)

$2,851.00 USD
Oil on canvas
100 x 130 x 2 cm / 39.4 x 51.2 x 0.8 in
Executed in 2016

Animals are one of the oldest motifs in art, just like man himself.

They seem to be particularly suitable as projection surfaces for the viewer. We look at an animal and we know immediately how it feels. 

The artist is particularly fascinated by monkeys because they seem to oscillate between humans and animals. They make it clear that the transitions are fluid and that man wrongly regards himself as a being outside nature.

At the same time the artist did not want to show her (yes, it is a "she") as "the monkey" but as an individual with her own will and dignity. Monkeys are usually associated with cheerful silliness, while the artist try to emphasise the tragic and mysterious nature of their nature in the pictures.

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