Martin Wittfooth, has dedicated his work of art where the world is given over to animals in paintings that are at turns alarming, sad, and mysterious but unfailingly beautiful and where humans are conspicuously absent, but their detritus remains: a junked car, a well-appointed apartment, a partially demolished building. Here are some of Wittfooth’s work which will encourages us to think about our place in this world perhaps precisely because we are not in it.
“Everywhere and at all times, we’ve been busy making things in our present for the simple purpose of communicating something, and thus sending messages into our future. What a peculiar habit. We’re the only species inhabiting this planet that routinely behaves this way, and there’s something really beautiful and profound about that.” —Martin Wittfooth