Claus Richter, ‘Spielzeugschrank 2’, 2014, Clages

The „Toyshop“ is filled with nostalgic playthings, caught up in a world of everyday social pressure. Richters work revolves around the tension between his longing for magical worlds and flamboyant adventures and the impracticality of these fictional concepts in our consensual reality. In a kind of modern aesopian fable two mice stare at windows that promises a „better world“, be it the tantalizing window display of the toyshop or the romantic full moon outside the nursery. Inside the shop, a group of top-hatted storybook-characters mimic human hierarchies or rest exhausted in the toyshop-shelf

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