Thomas Helbig. Homo Homini Lupus

out of print

Thomas Helbig

Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2008


out of print

The artist’s pastose “portraitsâ€? from this period subvert clear spatial structures and the faces of those portrayed; through their artistic aggression, they transport a sense of horror at the human condition.
The works Helbig has produced in the past two years—the focus of this volume—however, seem altogether less gloomy. His brightly colored chalk drawings, for instance, feature fragile structures reminiscent of the symbols of nature in Japanese scrolls. The Hobbes quote in the book’s title, Homo homini lupus, seems to have been employed here for its original, neutral meaning: the human being in his natural state.

Artikelnummer: 2149 Categorie:

ISBN: 978-3-7757-2164-6

208 pages, 116 color illustrations, 25,4 x 32,1 cm, clothbound, biligual German/English