Is the Apeman the Most Suitable Symbol For the Art World?
From the Catalogue:
While still a student, Paloma Varga Weisz turned her attention to figural sculpture in wood. Though she adopts familiar motifs and explores the history and imagery of figural sculpture, she alters and subtly questions these.
In Varga Weisz’ fantastical figurations, the transition from the animate to the inanimate world is fluid. Bodies are often disguised, as in the wicker figures, the angelically expressive suspended figure or the white-clad youth of the Still-Life with the chemical laboratory glasses arrayed above him.
Image rights: Courtesy Paloma Varga Weisz and Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf/Berlin Photo: Stefan Hostettler © 2017, VG Bildkunst Bonn
German, b. 1966