Details:

This painting depicts a grouping of tadpole-like creatures in what appears to be a puddle of water held by two human hands. The artist's work questions the concept of selfhood while exploring its edges.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Partial Metamorphosis (Pre Tail-Absorption)

This painting depicts a grouping of tadpole-like creatures in what appears to be a puddle of water held by two human hands. The artist's work questions the concept of selfhood while exploring its edges. Salonen's compositions frequently depict the human inextricably entangled within global networks, or as a holobiont—a discrete ecological unit composed of a host and related organisms and species. The artist's work examines the psycho-social complexities and philosophical implications of ecological relationships, as well as trauma, materiality and the embodied experience of female subjectivity.

Specs:

11 inches
9 inches

③ Artist:

Anja Salonen

Anja Salonen’s colorful figurative paintings depict fantastical and imagined worlds of electric vibrancy—settings that exist on a spiritual plane outside of time and space. The artist draws inspiration from theories of discrete ecological entities consisting of a host organism and their dependents, or holobionts. Salonen’s work frequently envisions ecosystems of interconnected species that transcend our notions of human-animal interaction.

Anja Salonen:
Partial Metamorphosis (Pre Tail-Absorption), 2022
Oil on canvas
9.0 × 11.0 inches /
Anja Salonen:
Partial Metamorphosis (Pre Tail-Absorption), 2022
Oil on canvas
9.0 × 11.0 inches /