\Valérie FavreUnpolitische Works11.03. - 15.04.2023
We are pleased to invite you to the fifth solo exhibition of Swiss artist Valérie Favre at Barbara Thumm Gallery.
Nowadays, it’s easy to forget the close bond that existed for centuries between humans and horses. It was horses that made the industrial revolution possible, thanks to their physical strength. And in the two world wars, they were slaughtered in their millions. In her earlier series (e.g. „Cockroach“ (2008–16), „The Prayer“ (2008)), Valérie Favre depicted horses as suffering, tormented creatures. But now, unexpectedly, she has turned her gaze back to nineteenth-century oil painting, which sought to capture horses’ strength and beauty and presented them as expressions of wealth, power and cultivation, symbolising human control over and refinement of the natural world.Read more
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm