Exhibition Thomas Thüring "Animals & Poppies* at the Sarasin Art Basel Gallery: When fox, badger, hare and pig are portrayed.
Wherever possible, the Sarasin Art program operates at the interface between science and art. This is also demonstrated by the current exhibition "Animals & Poppies", which is dedicated to the latest works by Thomas Thüring. He does not simply paint animals from the farm or the forest, but shows them as portraits, as if they were well-known personalities. Rabbit and badger, hen and cockerel, sheep and pig become independent individuals with almost human features.
But that's not all: behind and next to them, spots in different colors stand out. These are abstract petals of the corn poppy, which are also part of the exhibition and can be found in pictures, objects or as petals on the floor of the gallery. For Thomas Thüring, the poppy is a symbol of sensitive nature. Although it is a colorful and cheerful exhibition, it is not lacking in ambiguity and depth. (sba)
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