Danish artist Alan Waring´s work originates from his love for nature. His fascination with animals was established when he as a young boy traveled to Africa (1976) and experienced the wildlife. Alan speaks of himself as an "Animaliér", the french expression for an artist whose task it is to portray animals.
Form, harmony, muscle, power, ferocity and movement is combined with a longtime artistic understanding of the ceramic sculpture. The human intervention in nature´s ecosystem is what inspires Waring alongside the great paradoxes following the fact that we with modern technology are able to provide animals with prosthesis and implants. Waring´s art comments on human´s actions and their implications to the animal Wildlife and nature.
Recent works show bizarre examples of animals with so many prosthesis and radical changes that there is not much left of the original animal as we know it. More so they present themselves as grotesque and obviously fun remains from a time that once was. Given birth by human fantasy, power and ability to create, the ceramic and unique works stand out as absurd, hopeless and rejected demo models, doomed creatures in history.
... the result - our own hunger for eternal life in a world threadened by over population ...
Alan Waring was born in 1967 in Denmark and resides and works in Jyderup, Denmark. He his represented in private collections throughout Denmark as well as Canada.
For more information about Alan Waring´s art and practice: http://alanwaring.dk/DK.aspx