With a new collection of creatures, Valentin Loellmann
dares to revive furniture objects out of impossible matter.
The series will experiment with the decayed substances such as stone, coal and ash.
Shaped and carved from anthracite coal a flimsy body emerges standing on homuncular feet.
Almost shy this first piece incorporates five oak caskets, as if it would like to conceal treasures inside. Its bizarre contrast has an almost inverse tension.
While the whole body forms a sympathic gesture and motion you would like to hold in your arms, its edgy and sharp surface of coal rock pushes you off. An object with a clandestine, inner personality desires to be discovered, but is not offering the easy way to encounter.