Jakub Skokan is a Czech artist who aims to shed light on just how artificial zoos can be. In his latest series, the artist puts together works that are much more realistic as to what the actual environments are like for animals at a zoo. Instead of using backdrops of pristine wilderness with forested canopies, Skokan uses more desolate landscapes.
The interesting part about this artwork is how it manages to get across what these backdrops used to look like when they were in a more pristine condition. However, now the canvas appears to have faded, featuring streak marks in areas and just showing a lack of general upkeep. This is also a reflection of what can happen to animals at the zoo who aren't taken care of and fed properly.
Photo Credits: designboom, zoolandscape.eu
Jakub Skokan Sheds Light on the Artificial Nature of Zoos
1. Artificial Zoo Environments - Opportunity to innovate in creating more natural habitats for zoo animals, incorporating elements from their natural habitats.
2. Reimagined Zoo Landscapes - Opportunity to create art installations that raise awareness about the importance of conservation and animal welfare.
3. Authenticity in Zoos - Opportunity to introduce transparency in zoos, allowing visitors to witness the animals in their natural environments instead of recreating them.
1. Art - Opportunity for artists to create thought-provoking installations that highlight social issues.
2. Tourism - Opportunity to integrate sustainable practices in zoos and create eco-tourism experiences.
3. Conservation - Opportunity to promote awareness and raise funds for conservation efforts through education initiatives at zoos.