I aimed to make painted objects: paintings that exist by themselves, as separate phenomena. These paintings represent a sensitive inquiry into the unique quality of their subjects as well as a painterly exercise along the fine line between the figurative and abstract. The "Animal Skins” sprang from my deep visual unconscious; they were painted without models, based purely on memories. Atavisms of functional objects and symbolic treasures, these objects embody the trophies and the furnishings of ancient interiors, and of human bodies past and present.

S K I N S

Spanned skin
Spanned skin

145×145 cm / oil on canvas / 1995 – Irokéz collection (H)

Tiger
Tiger

155×175 cm / oil on canvas / 1996 – private collection (H)

Hair of a Cow
Hair of a Cow

173×135 cm / oil on canvas / 1997

Black panther
Black panther

120×100 cm / oil on canvas / 1996 – private collection (H)

Wild cat
Wild cat

100×70 cm / oil on canvas / 1997 – private collection (H)

Safari
Safari

155×175 cm / oil on canvas / 1995 – private collection (H)

Snow panther
Snow panther

183×138 cm / oil on wood / 1996 – private collection (H)

Jaguar
Jaguar

150×150 cm / oil on canvas / 1996 – common collection (H)

Wild cat pattern
Wild cat pattern

38×33 cm / oil on canvas / 1997 – Irokéz collection (H)

Donkey
Donkey

180×150 cm / oil on canvas, wood / 1997

Cow
Cow

180×150 cm / oil on canvas, wood / 1997

Onager
Onager

180×150 cm / oil on canvas, wood / 1997

Derby horse
Derby horse

180×150 cm / oil on canvas, wood / 1997

Zebra 2.
Zebra 2.

~ 0.7m2 / oil, wax on sacking / 1998

Zebra 1.
Zebra 1.

~ 0.7m2 / oil, wax on sacking / 1998

Zebra 3.
Zebra 3.

~ 0.7m2 / oil, wax on sacking / 1998

Panther
Panther

151×106 cm / oil on canvas / 1996

Persian crocodile
Persian crocodile

~ 21×75 cm / mixed media / 1998 (disappeared)

Rusted Iron Grey
Rusted Iron Grey

~ 110×80 cm / oil, iron powder on sacking / 1998

Tail of a Panther
Tail of a Panther

110×58cm / oil on sacking / 1998 – Irokéz collection (H)