“What”
Artist: Benjamin Klemencic
Painting: Acrylic and Marker on Canvas, on stretcher, gallery wrap
Size: 27.6 x 39.4 x 0.6 in (height x width x depth)
70 x 100 x 1.5 cm
Year: 2016

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Some years ago I had the great opportunity to travel to Kenya *) and also to spend a few days in the Masai Mara. A few meters from the foot of my bed away giraffes ran past and in the distance Thompson’s gazelles jumped around. There was no fence at all. As soon as I arrived, I had the strange feeling of having arrived at the “origin”. Furthermore, the country simply smells heavenly of flowers and red soil.

Actually all we humans are descended from an African mother. And genetically, we are identical to 99.95%. So we differ by only five hundredths percent …

 

*) I crave your indulgence. For the first time I had a camcorder in my hand and, as a befriended documentary maker said, omitted no beginner’s mistake. “A fool with a tool is still a fool.” This short trailer is the result of 17 hours of recording.

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