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Pim Palsgraaf  Rotterdam, The Netherlands

'Multiscape 17'
Taxidermy horse, mixed media
'In the absence of light'
Site specific installation at the Kunsthal Rotterdam (photos: Marcel Kollen)

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About Pim


The studio of Pim Palsgraaf is located in the industrial section of Rotterdam. His love-hate relationship to this environment is fundamental for his art work. In the “Multiscape” sculptures he shows the outgrowths of urban architecture. Comparable to tumors of urban growing he drapes found objects on taxidermy animals to symbolize the contrary of culture and nature. The city seems to overcome the animal and to bring it to its knees. His paintings reveals us the clandestine interior of cities. Deserted rooms, damp corridors and ceilings in danger to collapse at any time show his weakness for urban decline, for the natural environment of men slowly sinking into oblivion.


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Wow, what a phenomenal artist. I feel that the "ready-made" element of the taxidermy animals helps the artwork have a strong emotional impact on the viewer. The artworks communicate a clear and and strong message to the public. The artworks have very strong Robert Rauschenberg feel to them, I really enjoy that. I would describe the specific style as a Neo-Dada conceptual art mix.

It seemed barbarically macabre to use dead animals with the industrial garbages to demean their precious life. Pretty morose IMHO....

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