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Right now you are visiting an ARTpoint of The Art of Wild Gallery. And you are looking at a work by American photographic artist Floris Van Breugel. Its title is: ‚Arctic Angel‘ and it comes from the body of work: ‘Alone in the Universe’. For our customers and collectors, we produce original photographic art manufactured to handmade perfection and according to the highest museum and gallery standards. And since buying art is always a matter of trust, all our works are sold exclusively and in worldwide strictly limited editions. A certificate of authenticity and a ‘Lifelong Replacement Warranty’ accompanies each art work.
Floris Van Breugel: ‚Arctic Angel‘
“A spectacular display of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) overhead in the Brooks Range of Alaska, deep in the Gates of the Arctic National Park. I waited in very cold, uncomfortable weather conditions of -15° C for 2 hours, watching the changing shapes of the aurora. And what you are looking at now, was my favorite moment, resembling a phoenix or angel.” (Floris Van Breugel)
THE BODY OF WORK: ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE BY FLORIS VAN BREUGEL
One of the favorite photographic subjects of Floris Van Breugel addresses the emotions arising, contemplating our place in the universe. In particular it is this feeling that finds no appropriate words in front of the magnitude, the infinity of the Universe.
The pictures of this body of work talk with their own aesthetics about encounters between some earthly creatures like men, trees or animals -and the invisible side of creation, like the ‘ghost’ on ‘Arctic Angel’, of a universe full of secrets still to discover.
THE ARTIST: FLORIS VAN BREUGEL
Van Breugel is a scientist, adventurer and an artist. His works develop photographing on backroads and in the backcountry, exploring places far from tourists and crowds. Their intricacies and exquisite details invite the viewer to immerge themselves in magnificent and fairytale like sceneries. The subject of his photographies are often grand landscapes, and nevertheless these pictures at the same time talk about a touching inner place of peace.
His body of work ‚The Underworld‘ is dedicated to the inspiring net of gorges and tunnels which lay under the earth’s surface. In ‚Alone in the Universe‘ Van Breugel contemplates man’s place in the universe. Exploring the eternal question about where and how we fit in as a single human being. Each of the three pictures of this body of work captures the somehow uncomfortable feeling that pervades us being confronted with the infinity of the universe.
PHOTOGRAPHY BASED ART. IN MUSEUM QUALITY.
The Art of Wild Gallery follows a simple concept: customers shall always receive the highest quality. From beginning to end. This starts with the artists and ends when receiving the Certificate of Authenticity for your piece of art. In between there lies a lot of work –but we take care of the rest. To us and our customers all these single top features are caught by the expression: Museum Quality.
Buying art is a matter of trust. And it also is an investment with a high potential of return. Hence, for every picture you buy, you will receive a Certificate of Authenticity (COA). We use the recognized Hahnemühle system, in which a non-removable hologram is placed on the back of the picture and comes with a unique number on a worldwide level. The twin-hologram with the same number you will find on the COA, so that identity is ensured between the artwork and the certificate.
The certificate bears the signature of the artist. With this signature he confirms that the picture has been made by him, has been printed according to his vision for that artwork, regarding colors, shades, tones, paper and print quality.
STRICTLY LIMITED EDITIONS – WORLDWIDE
Photography based art is subject to the same criteria as any other kind of art. There is a particularity that characterizes photography: a photographic piece of art could theoretically be reproduced an unlimited number of times. Exactly as for lithography or wood-printing. For this reason, the limitation of editions is very important. So a photographic piece of art becomes an original only when it holds a unique number worldwide. Whichever artist you choose, you will share your favorite piece of art only with a very limited and exclusive circle of connoisseurs and art enthusiasts in the world. This is what we guarantee.