The “Trophy Hunter” series is a holistic image of the manifestation of opulence born of exacerbated egocentrism. The grotesque of this whole system is mirrored by the juxtaposition of man part of the animal, as he hunts only to display with his trophy in society under the statutory title of a winner. Highly priced, centrally, enthrones the skulls of hybrid creatures.
Everything is presented as evolution, but no one tells us what it is for. the viewer’s freedom to design his own future version. The series of zoomorphic skulls based on the human skull cap.
This symbol of the evolution of our species continues with the deformed skull of some of the oldest species of animals, which are now endangered.
Medium: L 30cm / W 30cm / H 25cm
Large: L 60cm / W 60cm / H 50cm
*Note: because each piece is 100% unique & hand made, dimensions may vary slightly.
Trophy Hunter #1: is limited to 8 editions.
Each piece is signed by the artist and accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Radu Panait represents the 3rd generation of artist of his family; starting from his grandfather, who was also a renowned Romanian sculptor.
The artist draws his inspiration from the earliest myths of hybrids between man and animal. Fables that are present around the globe and date back to antiquity. The mythological creatures are either the direct product of the divine, or the offsprings of gods or warrior created to obey by the commandment of the divine.
This creative process fascinated the artist and pushed him in this scientific-artistic experiment, by creating his own hybrid entities. Creatures subject of sharing the same rules and fragile existante of mortal humans, in contrast to a superior being.
This zoomorphic metamorphosis, mirrors the modern man who is moving further and further away from the origins that created him. The vanity, the thirst for knowledge and the need for power, is growing stronger in front of the natural, and of the spiritual side.