Zoo Portrait : Roald, the emperor penguin
About Roald, the emperor penguin:
The emperor penguin is the largest of the penguin species, growing up to the size of a young child. Penguins only live in Antartica and are perfectly adapted for their environment, with three layers of feathers which grow on a thick layer of fat which isolates them from the cold. They can hold their breath underwater for up to 18 minutes and researchers have discovered they can dive as far as 365 metres.
During snow blizzards, penguins huddle together for warmth and take it in turns to stand on the outer part of the colony, to survive temperatures which can drop as low as -60 degrees centigrade.
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.
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120cm x 120cm : 50