Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren
Jaap Sinke and Ferry van Tongeren are Dutch artists who have chosen taxidermy as their medium to express art. Full of humor, they chose to include Charles Darwin as the co-founder of their group, which explains the presence of his name in their artist name. Based near Amsterdam, they are inspired by 17th century Dutch painters, especially Jan Weenix, Melchior d’Hondecoeter and Adriaen van Olen. They create 3D photos, like the great masters, which portray abandoned magnificent creatures, who continue to exist due to their talent and finesse. Their common belief in the creator of Nature, is the basis of this project. Their creation process demands patience and dedication.