INSECT CASES, 2016
INSECT CASES, 2016

Insect collections present extracts of nature‘s wealth of colours and shapes. At the same time, they manifest a clear unbalance of power between man and nature. Matthias Garff‘s insect cases quote this cultural practice. They show how strongly our perception of nature is influenced by aesthetic criteria. His insects, roughly composed of found material and fixed with wire and nails, show their artificial character only on closer inspection. The supposed entomologist turns out to be a garbage collector. Is he one of the protagonists of the Neo Arte Povera? The balance between nature and artificiality and the format of the cases allows Garff to freely interact with colours, forms and materiality.

Little Insect Show, Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

 Kleine Insektenschau, 2016 Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

Kleine Insektenschau, 2016
Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

 Kleine Insektenschau, 2016 Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

Kleine Insektenschau, 2016
Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

 Kleine Insektenschau, 2016 Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

Kleine Insektenschau, 2016
Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

Elder Air, 2016
Elder Air, 2016

found material, wire, nails, colour, wood, glas
60 × 42 × 4 cm
Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

Suomi thistle blue, 2016
Suomi thistle blue, 2016

found material, wire, nails, colour, wood, glas
60 × 42 × 4 cm
Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

In the date grove, 2016
In the date grove, 2016

found material, wire, nails, colour, wood, glas
60 × 42 × 4 cm
Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

At the Zürisee, 2016
At the Zürisee, 2016

found material, wire, nails, colour, wood, glas
60 × 42 × 4 cm
Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

Neotropis II
Neotropis II

found material, wire, nails, colour, wood, glas
60 × 42 × 4 cm

Neotropis I
Neotropis I

found material, wire, nails, colour, wood, glas
40 × 30 × 3 cm

Insect case "Zerbsterstrasse”, 2018
Insect case "Zerbsterstrasse”, 2018

Found material, wire, nails, wood, color, glas
10 × 15 cm
Diversity Collection, Leipzig

Arthopoda, 2016
Arthopoda, 2016

found material, wire, nails, colour, wood, glas
70 × 60 × 3 cm
Galerie Margareta Friesen, Dresden

INSECT CASES, 2016
 Kleine Insektenschau, 2016 Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig
 Kleine Insektenschau, 2016 Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig
 Kleine Insektenschau, 2016 Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig
Elder Air, 2016
Suomi thistle blue, 2016
In the date grove, 2016
At the Zürisee, 2016
Neotropis II
Neotropis I
Insect case "Zerbsterstrasse”, 2018
Arthopoda, 2016
INSECT CASES, 2016

Insect collections present extracts of nature‘s wealth of colours and shapes. At the same time, they manifest a clear unbalance of power between man and nature. Matthias Garff‘s insect cases quote this cultural practice. They show how strongly our perception of nature is influenced by aesthetic criteria. His insects, roughly composed of found material and fixed with wire and nails, show their artificial character only on closer inspection. The supposed entomologist turns out to be a garbage collector. Is he one of the protagonists of the Neo Arte Povera? The balance between nature and artificiality and the format of the cases allows Garff to freely interact with colours, forms and materiality.

Little Insect Show, Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

Kleine Insektenschau, 2016
Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

Kleine Insektenschau, 2016
Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

Kleine Insektenschau, 2016
Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

Elder Air, 2016

found material, wire, nails, colour, wood, glas
60 × 42 × 4 cm
Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

Suomi thistle blue, 2016

found material, wire, nails, colour, wood, glas
60 × 42 × 4 cm
Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

In the date grove, 2016

found material, wire, nails, colour, wood, glas
60 × 42 × 4 cm
Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

At the Zürisee, 2016

found material, wire, nails, colour, wood, glas
60 × 42 × 4 cm
Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig

Neotropis II

found material, wire, nails, colour, wood, glas
60 × 42 × 4 cm

Neotropis I

found material, wire, nails, colour, wood, glas
40 × 30 × 3 cm

Insect case "Zerbsterstrasse”, 2018

Found material, wire, nails, wood, color, glas
10 × 15 cm
Diversity Collection, Leipzig

Arthopoda, 2016

found material, wire, nails, colour, wood, glas
70 × 60 × 3 cm
Galerie Margareta Friesen, Dresden

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