Tom Lohner

Sweetness in Disguise (Koala)

Acrylic on Canvas and collaged surface.

Sweetness in Disguise is a composed “Jugendstil -influences” portrait of a koala bear in shape of a well dressed woman wearing an evening gown. Cherry Blossoms complete the background’s circle - some only outlined, some painted surreal with them fading away and turning into clouds; just as in a dream. Behind the background lies a surface created not only by a plain canvas but paper cuts of ancient Zoology drawings. The artwork stands for the animalistic creatures we all are, mankind is still part of nature no matter what we create and how far we evolve, no matter what we wear and how sparkly sweet we can appear on the outside.

120 x 80 cm // 47.24 x 31.50 inch