Hillary, from the series Arcimboldism, 2016
Digital Chromogenic Print, Kodak Endura Glossy, Printed in 2017, Edition 3/7 + Artist Proof, 30 x 22 ½ inches, signed in marker on front
Courtesy of the artist
Klaus Enrique, a Mexican-German post-contemporary sculptor and photographer, employs Arcimboldism,* as his means of expression. His work is concerned with the human condition in the context of art history. His portrait Mother and Daughter (2007) was considered for the Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, England. Enrique was a winner, in the still-life category, of the 2011 Photo District News The Curator competition for emerging artists. In 2013, his photograph Vertumnus was included in The History of Still Life in Ten Masterpieces—alongside works by Cezanne, Goya, and Warhol—at the Alimentarium, Vevey, Switzerland. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York; and the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
*Sixteenth-century Milanese Mannerist Giuseppe Arcimboldo substituted fruits, vegetables and flora for human features in his paintings.