Sophia Süßmilch

Sophia Süßmilch | DE

Cherubim, 2021

photo print, cut out
Format: 270 x 270 x 120 cm
commissioned by: OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH

The cherub is considered the guardian of paradise and is described in the Bible as follows: “They looked like men. Their feet were those of a bull. Under their wings they had human hands. Each of the four cherubim had four faces: the face of an ox, a human face, the face of a lion, and the face of an eagle. Then the glory of the Lord hovered above the cherubim, and the beating of their wings was the voice of Almighty God.” The artist crosses the biblical myth with cultural ideas, references, and role models, creating a “humorous and terse commentary” on the biblical story as well as on our reality.

*1983 in Dachau/DE, lives and works in Munich and Vienna

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