Cryptozoology: Paintings by Gurt Swanenberg
Paintings using recognizable global brands to create animal and insect forms.
Cryptozoology means literally "study of hidden animals," it refers to the search for animals whose existence has not been proven. This includes looking for living examples of animals that are considered extinct, or animals whose existence lacks physical support but which appear in myths and legends. The specimens shown here are examples of a surreal view on the influence of our global branding and mass consumerism. A disturbing example of industrial evolution.