Homunculi

Anne Forest
Erik Buijs
Anne Forest
Erik Buijs
Erk Buijs
Anne Forest, Orafo, 2013, acrylic on rug, 90 x 80 cm
Anne Forest
  • Wageningen
28 Mar 2015 to 26 Apr 2015
Anne Forest en Erik Buijs

A homunculus (Latin."little man", plural: homunculi) is a small human being. Historically: the creation of a miniature, fully formed human. Modern usage: any scale model of the human body that illustrates physiological, psychological, or other abstract human characteristics or functions.

Opening on March 28, 15:30 - 17:30.

Anne Forest

Inspired by the Russian Orthodox icons from her childhood, portraits from the Renaissance and Baroque and many nightly horror movies, Forest  turns a range of surface into paintings carpets, pieces of wood, shower mats. The result is a series of stunning portraits of figures, mostly human, sometimes barely humanlike: strange and unknown creatures with stoic faces.

Erik Buijs

Erik Buijs kneads clay into images, human figures and animals in size ranging from an inch to to enormousl. Often they are then cast e.g. into bronze or aluminium. The traces of the kneading, the knife cut,  thumb prints and smudges remain clearly visible. Whether small or large, Buijs' figures are always strongly present. Sometimes touching, often self-deprecating, they never leave the observer unmoved.

 

 

 

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