Zoo Portrait : Guss, the celebes crested macaque
About Guss, the celebes crested macaque:
These macaques are entirely black, with the exception of some white areas around their shoulders and their striking reddish-brown eyes. They are critically endangered due to deforestation and hunting: they are hunted as if they were a pest because they devastate plantations and crops.
These animals have no predators in their natural environment, and they only inhabit the islands of Indonesia.
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
120cm x 120cm : 50