ABOUT THE GIFT
Artist: Philipp Weber
Land of Origin: Germany
The Gift is a painting that addresses the subject of offerings and expectations. The central beauty in the work holds flowers close but without much emotive expression. With parted lips and mysterious eyes, she is yet to reply about the receipt of earth’s bounty.
Philipp Weber explores the idea of gifts, expectations, reciprocation, and even control in the visual hesitance presented by his model, Mona. All ideas related to gifting are presented in this enigmatic piece.
While gifts are more often than not seen as tokens of affection, Philipp stirs up the potential implications of their receipt. All questions are on the table and the duality so often present in Philipp’s work is overly present.