Sanguine Skills
The art of Rebeka Skela

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Classical reality, a new approach

I recently decided to go about my dialogue on nature and society, in a completely new way. Focusing on just the animals and their space within ours, I skelarized some giraffes and a couple of emperor tamarinds and placed them in a decorative interior setting. A detailed wallpaper representing elements of each of their habitats creates a backdrop for this confusing scene. Are the animals real? Is this a zoo? Are they holograms? Taxidermy?

These pieces fall perfectly into the pop surrealism and low-brow category. The animals are placed in amusing positions with ridiculous faces, just like selfies. Not only are they beautiful and strangely soft paintings, but they also ease the troublesome matter of endangered animals and their habitat.

Ephemera and Hope, 30x30" acrylic on panel

Ephemera and Hope, 30x30" acrylic on panel

Tongue tales, 30x30" acrylic on panel.

Tongue tales, 30x30" acrylic on panel.

Rebeka Skela