Relax | 2020
Bronze, baking paint stainless steel 21/30
W x H x D 19 x 23 x 19 cm
€7.500,00 (excl. VAT €7.009,35)
"Poren Huang takes "man's best friend" as an inspiration for his trendy sculptures (Relax, 2020 and Swag, 2018). Many thousands of years ago, humans began to domesticate the wild dog and thus integrate a new form of dog into the social system, the domestic dog. This should be useful to man and become part of his human society. The hypersociality hypothesis states that domestication has intensified the sociability of dogs. But also vice versa the dogs have a strong influence on the humans, they let him settle, for example. Huang's sculptures push the process of mutual adaptation to the extreme and let the dogs wear human-like facial expressions and gestures. These include standing on two legs, laughing faces and crossed arms – and they seem to tell us a little: take an example from us, of our loyalty, fidelity and joy in the simple things of life!"
Sarah Maske, UNMASKED #2, May 2021
|Dimensions||19 × 19 × 23 cm|