The story behind the artwork
Capturing a post-anthrocene world of the imagination, the artwork in the Venice Collection imbues a Dali-esque contemplation of a life where the power of nature is enabled to take hold; colour is heightened, oxygen flows, and the animal kingdom reclaims habitats lost and gains territories discovered, those left bare by the absence of humanity. The impact the lockdowns have had on our environment has been remarkable. Absorb yourself in the paradox of a demi-Utopia, where clear, calm waters dissolve the social and environmental conundrums of society.
Kristjana's love affair with Venice began with a visit in 2010, where the incredible architecture and light found at every corner was only enhanced by the 20th Century art housed at the Peggy Guggenheim. It was 10 years later that Kristjana stumbled upon some 19th Century Venetian stereoscopic prints by photographic pioneer, Carlo Ponti.
Reach inside architectural Venice, to Byzantine balustrades and Ottoman archways, doric columns and gothic statues, these man-made structures a counterpoint to the burgeoning animalia within. There is no fear of humanity returning to claim these spaces. The grand palazzo is transformed into a cosy and intimate habitat for a poliferately evolving range of species; a beastial bottega where the maestro instructs his ‘allievi’ in the intricacies of this new world order, symbolised by the lolloping apes playing at the calcified feet of long-revered saints. Monochrome creatures are bedecked with incongruous tusks and horns; the diminutive enlarged and the substantial reduced, a paradox of the unheirarchic world in which they now live.
This artwork forms one of a complementary pair which look stunning when hung together. Complete the pair.
Printed in our studio in London on Matt Smooth Fine Art Cotton 300 gsm, using giclée inks to ensure you are able to enjoy your print for years to come. All prints come with a physical Certificate of Authenticity.
Edition of 100, signed and numbered by the artist.
A1 - 59.4 cm x 84.1 cm
A0 - 84.1 cm x 118.9 cm
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