MIXED MEDIA ON PANEL WITH RESIN FINISH
GEORGIA AND FLORIDA, USA
Kollabs is a collaborative project between artists Luis Garcia Nerey and Anke Schofield. In our work, we create compositions juxtaposing undomesticated animals within domestic and urban enviroments, highlighting the interaction between wildlife and the human experience.
Over the past 15 years we have created works that present an anthropomorphized wilderness that blurs the boundaries between wild and domestic. Through ambiguous narratives, we invite viewers to pause and consider their relationships with nature and one another. It is through this reflection that we hope viewers make connections to the power of nature and within themselves.
The power and potential for nature to engage the human conscious is not dictated by race, class, or culture. Nature does not discriminate and is inclusive to all viewers. We reflect on ourselves when we see the behaviors of animals and question our individual relationships to each other and the Earth. It is because of this power that we propose to bring the outside in with our work.
Luis Garcia Nerey lives and works in Miami, Florida and Anke Schofield lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. We divide our creative time traveling between studios in both Miami and Atlanta.