Zoo Portrait : Oumar, the common chimpanzee
About Oumar, the common chimpanzee:
Genetically speaking, chimpanzees are the most closely related animals to humans. We share approximately 95% of our DNA and they are closer to us than they are to other primates like gorillas and orangutans. Chimpanzees use facial expressions to convey emotions and they can feel happiness, pain, sadness, pleasure, boredom and depression. They touch, tickle and hug each other and laugh. They are generally peaceful animals, although dangerous in stressful situations.
Chimpanzees sometimes use plants for medicinal purposes, like healing wounds and treating diseases.
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 email@example.com.
This artwork is:
Limited edition I Signed by the artist I Printed on archival inks and paper
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