Main Categories
art news
artists
call for artists
exhibitions and events
 

    search artist & art news



Home » exhibitions and events Category: exhibitions and events 

Physiologus - The Open Eyes of the Death Lion

Posted on October 23, 2011, 2:30 pmAuthor : TEN HAAF PROJECTS 


Click to Enlarge!

"Physiologus - The Open Eyes of the Death Lion"

a solo show by Habima Fuchs. Made up of ceramic sculptures and ink drawings depicting fabulous creatures and sceneries, the exhibition presents a dreamlike, visionary atmosphere laden with symbols associated with life, particularly its physical and spiritual journey.

 

A traveler who has recently undertaken the historic pilgrimage through Spain to Compostela, Habima Fuchs creates artwork reminiscent of a didactic text dating back to Europe's Migration period. Rich with descriptions, moral tales and magnificent illustrations of animals, plants, and other natural curiosities, Physiologus manuscripts played a large role in the symbolism associated with animals in Europe and, consequently, greatly influenced medieval ecclesiastical art.

 

Often appearing as the first beast described in bestiaries, books of beasts based on Physiologus, and regarded as the king of beasts, the lion has three main natures, one of which pertains to the way in which it sleeps: always with its eyes open. In the work of Habima Fuchs, the king of beasts appears in the red-ink drawn "Death Lion" along with three ceramic pieces, which apart from "Daimonion: Burden", the open-eyed death lion, are depicted with closed eyes and four new eyes on their bodies with which to see. Part of their journey, death leads the lions to be reborn into a new life; a new consciousness.

Born Astrid Sourkova in 1977 in Ostrov, a town located in the Carlsbad Region of what was then Czechoslovakia, Habima Fuchs has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Europe as well as in the U.S.A.

 

 

 

 

Ten Haaf Projects
Laurierstraat 248
1016 PT Amsterdam
The Netherlands
www.tenhaafprojects.com
tel.0031-20-4285885

info@tenhaafprojects.com

Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 6 p.m. and by appointment. 

Tagged Keywords: Ten Haaf Projects, Habima Fuchs
 
Your Garden is Looking a Mess Could you Please Tidy it Up « Previous

Write a comment on this article
Next » Lygia Pape...Magnetized Space
 
Featured Articles
PAFI©2014 OPEN CALL Every Entry Shown
Page Views: 144
Celebrating 25-year Anniversary of NeoPopRealsim Art Style Created by NADIA RUSS: 1989-2014 & 10-year Anniversary of the NeoPopRealist 10 canons for happier life: 2004-2014
Page Views: 136
All the Pretty Selfies Are Here to Stay
Page Views: 156
When Outsider Art and Christmas Collide
Page Views: 152
We’re all poorer when art is locked up
Page Views: 162
Heirs of Jewish dealers sell painting to continue fight for more art
Page Views: 195
  
Random Pic
Click to Enlarge!
View Image | Read More