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These Troels Carlsen Drawings Pit Primate Against Human

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Jan 19, 2012 • References: troelscarlsen and dazeddigital
These Troels Carlsen drawings feature a series of man vs. primate portraits. The creative art collection, entitled 'Sipping from the Mirrors' takes inspiration from playing cards.

The Danish artist presents a collection of pencil-drawn lithographs that showcases the artists delicate and skillful detailing and signature style. The work is meant to be a self-portrait of the artist, juxtaposed with a portrait of an ape. These lithographs allow people to turn the works upside down in order to face the monkey or the artist's face depending on their preference.

This idea is reminiscent of playing card suits. The artist uses the image of a monkey to represent the misunderstood nature of a seeker, revealing his struggle to find himself in his youth.