Ana Elisa Egreja Paints Animals in Real Human Settings

By: Corinne Guirgis - Published: Jul 10, 2011 • References: saatchionline and sweet-station
These paintings from artist Ana Elisa Egreja are nothing short of unusual, but are certainly striking in their use of layers, colors and textures. The Brazil native has created a series of pantings that blur the lines between the human and animal worlds by placing woodland creatures in decorated human homes, partaking in everyday human activities.

The animal subjects are truly inhabiting the characteristics of the home in which they are placed, and you'll have to look twice to even realize they are slightly out of place. Bathtubs, stairwells and living room couches are just a few of the spots where deer, apes, bears and many others are featured in the paintings.

Implications - Artworks that blur the boundaries of human categorizations and stretch human imagination beyond the realms of possibility are popular for consumers looking to feel inspired by artistic vision that is unrestricted by the conventions and norms of society.