Animal 6th sense.

by Savvy

Daniel Arsham’s Animal Architecture drawings.
i love them all so much.

a)because i love etching,
b)because i love animals and
c)because they are etchings of animals (see b) and floating geometrical shapes. FLOATING. SHAPES.
the juxtaposition of these objects within a natural environment emphasises the contrast between them and highlights the fact that these objects are un-natural? hence defying nature and its laws, such as gravity?

the piece each uses this traditional etching-like technique to portray  pieces of modernist architectural ruins next to animals and lush nature. the animals in each piece are used by arsham to portray what he calls a ‘post-human quality’.” – – you got that right.


‘kangaroo’ by daniel arsham, 2009 (gouache on mylar), courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris

intrigued kangaroo stopping to consider this strange object

‘donkey’ by daniel arsham, 2009 (gouache on mylar), courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris

silly donkey side-eyeing the reflections

‘owl’ by daniel arsham, 2009 (gouache on mylar), courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris

freaky hovering owl chillaxing

‘fox’ by daniel arsham, 2010 (gouache on mylar), courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris

sneaky fox most probably about to pounce – – definitely my favourite

‘ostrich’ by daniel arsham, 2010 (gouache on mylar), courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris

very confused ostrich about to poke object.

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