Tierreich – Project Description

This work Tierreich (or in english "Animal Kingdom") revolved around so-called ‘Animal Hoarding’, the accumulating of living animals in residential spaces. The animals live in cramped environments, as living legacies or like human surrogates, and the paintings possess an ambivalence to them: it isn’t clear what the animals are doing there, why they are there ...
In doing so they hover in a limbo between the opposites of the beautiful and cute and of the hideous and broken.

I have been dealing with this theme of the exhibition “Tierreich” since 2009.