Pim Palsgraaf Multiscape 01

Dimensions:
100 x 60 x 40 cm

Description:
Taxidermy fox, wood, foam, styrofoam, modelhouses, plastic. Image © Pim Palsgraaf. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2006

Pim Palsgraaf Multiscape 10

Dimensions:
236 x 125 x 120 cm

Description:
Taxidermy elephant paw, steel, wood, foam, pvc, model houses. Image © Pim Palsgraaf. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Pim Palsgraaf Multiscape 13

Dimensions:
110 x 50 x 70 cm

Description:
Taxidermy fox, wood, plastic, model houses. Image © Pim Palsgraaf. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Pim Palsgraaf Multiscape 16

Dimensions:
120 x 50 x 40 cm

Description:
Taxidermy dikdik, wood, plastic, model houses. Image © Pim Palsgraaf. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Pim Palsgraaf Multiscape 17

Dimensions:
250 x 200 x 325 cm

Description:
Taxidermy horse, wood, metal, model houses. Image © Pim Palsgraaf. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Pim Palsgraaf Multiscape 17

Dimensions:
250 x 200 x 325 cm

Description:
Taxidermy horse, wood, metal, model houses. Image © Pim Palsgraaf. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Pim Palsgraaf Multi Structure 01

Dimensions:
200 x 50 x 80 cm

Description:
Taxidermy monkey, wood, bark, foam. Image © Pim Palsgraaf. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

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Pim Palsgraaf
Multiscape

The dichotomy between nature and industry, the organic and inorganic, is a fundamental aspect of Pim Palsgraaf’s work. Palsgraaf’s studio is found in Spaanse Polder, a desolate industrial area in the city of Rotterdam. This environment is integral to his art, as for him, it resonates both veneration and disdain.

In the Multiscape series, Palsgraaf examines the effects of architectural urban expansion through sculptural forms. The invasive qualities of this growth is apparent in his embedding of cityscapes into taxidermic animals. In this series, the often combative relationship between nature and culture is explored and even questioned by viewer as the tumorous city seems to overcome the animal and bring it to its knees.

In his related series of paintings, Palsgraaf’s focuses on the perspective his sculptures cannot reach. In these clandestine interiors, the viewer discovers deserted rooms, damp corridors and ceilings in danger of sudden collapse. Revealing their decline, Palsgraaf’s environments of men are slowly reclaimed by nature.

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