'Circle of Giraffceros', 2020, ett konstverk av Hrik
Circle of Giraffceros, 2020




Acrylic, Ink

70 x 50 x 2 cm


At the core of life is the omnipresent Giraffceros. The essence. The heart.
He is always there. Everything I always was, am, and will be.
Standing on wobbly legs, about to take a first step.
This is me.

Circle of Giraffceros is probably my most abstract painting so far. I don’t strive to be abstract, but sometimes, that’s just how it turns out.

For this one, I had to do 2 very different rounds of blind background painting! First all in reds, oranges and yellows. Then all black and white on top. And that’s when I saw the giraffe with the rhino horn. Giraffceros. This is also when I started to notice all the human shapes and silhouettes from my blind painting!

Then - as usual - I struggled with how to proceed, and the painting had to marinade for a few days. I then decided to fill the human shapes with text of what they represent. And then I saw that the different people that materialised symbolise different stages of life, and different roles in life! I then paired that with the cave art look of Giraffceros, and thought of the song “The circle of life” from the Lion King - so hence the title, and meaning. Then of course I did the final neon acrylic touches, with a tonne of hidden details. For this piece I’m not even going to give any hints - it’s 100% up to you to find!
Circle of Giraffceros is framed, and that is how it's sold and shipped.

If you are interested in acquiring this piece of art, I’m happy to supply additional pics (including of the early stages progress), and answer any questions.

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