Robert Elfgen, ‘Kukuruku’, 2015, Sprüth Magers

About Robert Elfgen

Known for his beautifully crafted veneer images of forest animals and characteristically artisanal approach, Robert Elfgen creates multi-media paintings, sculptures, and installations that reveal a captivation with nature and animal symbolism. His interest in Romanticism references the tradition of German idealism, as well as the rituals of childhood—anthropomorphizing animals and crafting surreaslitic tales. In his installations, Elfgen attempts to symbolically recreate natural order, arranging representations of animals and natural objects carefully in relation to each other and the viewer.

German, b. 1972, Wesseling am Rhein, Germany, based in Cologne, Germany