|Marco Wagner - Krocan|
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Marco Wagner's Turkey (Krocan)
Since Thanksgiving is upon us, it seemed appropriate to feature this gorgeous piece by Marco Wagner. The title of the painting is Krocan, which is the Czech word for turkey, and Marco created it for a contemporary art fair in Essen, Germany. C.A.R.: Contemporary Art Ruhr was held in an amazing old factory in the "Zeche Zollverein", a former industrial area which is part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, and is one of the anchor points of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
In Marco's own words, "My body of work shows the world of hunting and killing, man and nature, fun and food. I chose this theme as it provides a huge range of imagery that I wanted to transform and interpret. Furthermore this theme was helpful to feel free and try out new techniques like ink-drawings, linocut, oil colors, etc. You can say it was a trial and error experience. Especially the Turkey (krocan is the czech word). My aim was to simplify the complex feathers of this animal and play with decoration and color. The technique is acrylic and bronze color on board."