Details:

This painting depicts a gathering of rats around a bowl of milk on what appears to be a small apartment balcony. The artist's work questions the concept of selfhood while exploring its edges.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Rat Temple Milk

This painting depicts a gathering of rats around a bowl of milk on what appears to be a small apartment balcony. A figure's hands are seen in the composition, holding a liquid that either reflects or is a human face. 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:

30 inches
24 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:
Rat Temple Milk, 2022
Oil on canvas
24.0 × 30.0 inches /