Amazing cuckoo clocks and mounted trophies from Stefan Strumbel, a fine artist from the Black Forests of Germany. Stefan plays with folk art and the clichéd notions of home to create some really grabbing artworks. The use of colour is really strong in juxtaposition to how you’d normally see the objects. Must get one for our house!
With his art, Strumbel initiates a change in social values: Traditional ideals, clichéd notions of home and the reality of the individual are dissolved and transformed into an aesthetics that becomes an allegory of social status symbols. The artist unmasks the mechanisms of a society that is urged to the pursuit of consumerism by having surrendered to the attraction of the media. With his objects, Strumbel creates a world of illusion that reflects society’s real maladies.