Zoo Portrait : Hui, the golden monkey
About Hui, the golden monkey:
Golden monkeys are distinctive because they have the colour blue on their faces, making them one of very few mammals with this colour on their body. They are also the only monkey that can withstand snow on a regular basis, as their whole body, except mouth, nose and eyes, is covered with thick fur. Another physical adaptation of these monkeys is their flat nose, which helps them retain heat.
The pelt of these animals has long been considered to prevent rheumatism and be a cure for it. Hunting for traditional medicine is the most immediate threat to this species, which is sadly now endangered.
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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