“In his most recent project, the series ‘Four Birds’, Carsten Höller presents depictions of finches that have been born infertile as a result of their breeding. Rendered in monochrome, these representations draw attention to each specific corpus and each individual feather. The stylised studio setting suggests selective breeding and transcience, but simultaneously highlights the uniqueness and beauty of these animals.”
Carsten Höller, born in 1961 in Brussels, works as an installation artist. His experiences in the biological sciences are a recurrent influence on his artistic concepts.
© Carsten Höller & Niels Boch Jensen Editions, Four Birds, 2015, Series of 9, Photogravure, Somerset 300 gr., Size /cm: Image 36,5 x 49,5; Paper 54,5 x 67; Frame 55 x 72, Edition of 18 + 4 AP
Photogravure is a halftone copper print based on a photographic template. The photogravures Four Birds are published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions, Copenhagen.