DORMICE

DORMICE

Shut this door that means you, 2013 oil on linen 165x139 cm

DORMICE

DORMICE

Lass es immerwahrende liebe sein, 2013 oil on linen 100 x 185 cm

DORMICE

DORMICE

Je suis, 2013 oil on linen 160 x 110 cm

DORMICE

DORMICE

Dial Ogue, 2013 oil on linen

DORMICE

DORMICE

Halt! Wie is daar, 2013 oil on linen 160x110cm

DORMICE

DORMICE

Your girlfriend, 2013 oil on linen 102 x 173 cm

DORMICE

DORMICE

Waiting to long, 2013 oil on linen 110 x 160 cm

DORMICE

DORMICE

Signature, 2013 oil on linen 200 x 90 cm

DORMICE 

 

Heinrich Nicolaus, 1955 born in Munich

Sawan Yawnghwe, 1971 born in Burma

 

 

Artists Henrich Nicolaus and Sawan Yawnghwe work together as the duo DORMICE to create paintings featuring famous supermodels, painted by Yawnghwe, over abstract backgrounds emblazoned with text, painted by Nicolaus.  The pair mainly works out of Leonardo DaVinci’s studio in a castle in Tuscany, and paint some of the most beautiful women in all of Italy.  Dormice take heavy influence from fashion magazines, and have even collaborated with Roberto Cavalli and Santo Versace.

 

The duo insists on taking risks and breaking rules of painting, stating: “If you want to break the rules, you have to deal with everything and with nothing. Nothing is the moment that does not exist, when the painters applies colour on the canvas. In this moment the only thing that exists is the emptiness.”  With this mindset, DORMICE resides between the worlds of fashion and art, taking imagery from both magazine covers and famous master painters, overlaying phrases such as “Fuck You Too, Absolutely No Small Paintings,” and glorifying the commodification of the female body in order to create controversial and memorable compositions. 

 

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