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 participated in the 2015 Venice Biennale and documenta X in Kassel, Germany. Over the last two decades, his works have been shown in major international museums, including Tate Modern, London, New Museum, New York and Museum Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. The artist lives and works between Stockholm, Sweden and Biriwa, Ghana.

The photogravures Four Birds are published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions, Copenhagen.

Four Birds is part of the exhibition:


Niels Borch Jensen Gallery
Lindenstr. 34, 10969 Berlin
Until March 5, 2016
Tuesday – Saturday, 11.00 – 18.00