Chris Berens


mixed media on panel
18 x 13 cm 2020

Emanuel is a painter and a horticulturist. Being the only creature within The Hug Squad gifted with both gifts of creating and cultivating, he is given the wonderful task of painting, designing and thinking up plants that do not exist.

A few examples of plants made up by Emanuel are the fly paper plant, the dancing plant, the parachute plant, back bat flower, dragon’s blood tree, jelly fish tree, monkey face orchid, flying duck orchid, cobra lily, hooker’s lips and swaddled babies.

EMANUEL is a magical and associative thinker. He does not see or acknowledge the difference between ‘real’ and ‘not real’ and is in no way bound by scientific restrictions. He invites you to both explore the magical and the natural world and enjoy all its wonders.

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