Scavenger

Kerry Zentner,
Toronto, ON

Size

24" x 36"

Medium

Watercolour, pen, and gouache on watercolour paper

Using a dual metaphor of hyena and black hole, Scavenger transposes the concerns of Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1500), to present a vision of Eden transformed. Instead of Bosch’s anthropocentric moralism, Scavenger is a meditation on the chaos and mystery that keeps the cosmos beyond human control.

Scavenger

Kerry Zentner,
Toronto, ON

About the artist
About the artist

Kerry Zentner
Toronto, ON

Kerry Zentner is the son of a poet and a doll maker. Growing up homeschooled, Kerry spent his time drawing comics about anthropomorphic teeth and staring at the paintings of Yves Tanguy and Max Ernst. Now a graduate of OCAD University's illustration program, his complexly layered watercolour paintings reference art history, world mythology, and naturalist imagery to create surrealistic tableaus rife with subconscious symbolism. These references seek to draw out contrasts and commonalities between classical and contemporary modes of thought. Kerry loves the sacred aura created by an original work of art and seeks to create unique and irreproducible viewing experiences by weaving together pearlescent and UV-reactive pigments in his unique landscapes.

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