Zoo Portrait : Beni, the mandrill
About Beni, the mandrill:
Mandrills are the largest monkeys on earth, males sometimes reaching almost one metre tall. Their size is so big that they have few predators. Leopards, snakes and birds of prey usually attack younger, more vulnerable mandrills.
Newborn baby mandrills have strong arms to cling to their mother’s belly and they stay there the first few days of life. When their weight increases, they travel on the mother’s back.
About Yago, the artist:
Yago Partal (b. 1982, Barcelona) lives and works in Barcelona.
He creates his anthropomorphic images through a painstaking combination of photography, illustration and collage. His intention (in humanising animals) is to make us look again, to see them as "one of us" and not something to be exploited or endangered.
Yago has returned to university to study his passion, zoology. The sales from the Zoo Portraits have enabled him to support a number of wildlife charities over the years, and to work with children to educate the next generation about animal conservation.
Yago Partal is represented by Subject Matter Art, an online fine art gallery based in London. For any questions about his work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This artwork is:
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80cm x 80cm : 50
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