Endowed with costumes, masks and attributes, named after heroes of the Greek mythology, the animals sculpted by Stefan Rinck constitute a discordant but related community of non-humans: they come from another world, from an archaic imaginary, interwoven with myths and legends.
Geraldine and Party Animal are in direct line with his sculptural work. They evoke the Romanesque figures that adorn the capitals and tympanums of churches. They share their morphology and style, and are a hybrid of chimeras and monsters. Stefan Rinck’s references crystallize around “gothic” obsessions, in the romantic manner: a taste for mythology and folk tales, for the fantastic and for figures of hubris or excess.
88 x 40 x 175 cm
Party Animal, 2022
95 x 50 x 170 cm
Courtesy Semiose (Paris)