Animal Planet: The Disturbing, Beautiful And Surreal Paintings Of Martin Wittfooth

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The 30-year-old artist, Martin Wittfooth, makes paintings telling us of our existence by reminding us of our existence. In this series of animals, we see traces of a dark legacy after the apocalypse. Here are the great paintings we compiled from Dangerousminds for you.

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New York artist, Martin Wittfooth, produces stunningly beautiful and detailed allegorical paintings featuring animals wandering through a post-apocalyptic world.

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Humans are absent—perhaps dead.

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The world humans have bequeathed these animals is choked with plastic, devastated by pollution, and illuminated by an all-consuming fire.

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Animals snared in manmade tangles of telephone cords sprout flowers from their eyes; a dead wolf bursts with colorful blooms that nourish a hummingbird; a white horse is set on fire by deranged monkeys.

The one hope is a progression to a better, more fruitful world through personal sacrifice and death.

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Wittfooth’s animals represent the human experience.

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We are all part of his paintings. His work has examined the folly of religion in The Passions (2011), which included paintings like The Coronation that depicted a saintly baboon haloed by fire feeding pigeons with the pages of a burning book.

Or the redemptive nature of sacrifice in “Fall/Advent” (2012) or again with the series Gardens from 2010.

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The thirty-something Wittfooth is a highly accomplished artist.

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He has an incredible technical skill.

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He has an uncompromising vision that thrills enthralls us.

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Most importantly he tells us something deeply profound about our existence.

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You can follow Martin Wittfooth's works from his own Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Art lovers will look at his works for minutes and his works will continue.

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You can find his works on his website here

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Here is his Facebook account.

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