In the same spirit as Basquiat, Warhol and Picasso, the artists Lars Tunebo and Robert Hilmersson move with a curiosity about the present and its big questions. In their respective artistry, one can discern a common thread where questions are asked about what role we humans play in the world vis-à-vis our fellow travelers - the dear animals, global citizens in their own right.
We see motifs that often reflect animals in different, human, environments: Animals in fine clothes, an elephant in the middle of New York's bustling street life, or penguins challenging each other in a tennis match wearing matching outfits.
In typical pop art, the two artists question the modern, technological, and commercial symbols that exist in our time and subtly place them next to the timeless creatures of the animal kingdom and the natural that has existed on mother earth since the beginning of time. This creates a contrast and a combination that is hard to forget.
Something that can be seen in both artists is a desire and a curiosity to explore technology and the newly developed tools of modern times. They like to float away on exciting ideas but at the same time always have their feet on the ground with a firm foundation in the directness and human closeness of painting.
Welcome to a thought-provoking exhibition that offers both laughter and reflection!