Zoo Portrait : Yasser, the veiled chameleon
About Yasser, the veiled chameleon:
Chameleons have the ability to change the pigmentation of their skin very fast. The individuals of this species also have a wide variety of colours they use, mainly to express their mood. They can also narrow their bodies to camouflage in the branches and crevices of the trees they inhabit. This animal’s tongue is very sticky and is twice as long as its own body. It can project it at high speed to catch insects and bring them back into its mouth, almost motionless.
Chameleons also have a unique feature that no other animals have. Their eyes can move independently, each of them focusing on a different point, covering 360 degrees around the animal without moving their head. They can also focus fast and zoom in to what they are looking at, like a camera.
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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