Anton Goldenstein

   
Heroes from History; The Rabbit Wars, 2007, wood and nails, 75x50x80cm


South African-born Goldenstein references art and anthropological history in equal measures in his eclectic work, mixing them with issues of empire and colonialism and a sprinkle of absurdity. Anthropomorphic animals and societies attitude to them often play a leading roll and his Bad Animals piece, inspired by the story of The Trojan Horse by way of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, features a sculpture of one of his reoccurring motifs - the sinister rabbit.

Goldenstein's previous shows include In the Meantime, The Star and Dove, Bristol; Toffee Armistice, Lemon Sky Projects, Miami, Florida; Oriel Mostyn Open, Llandudno, Wales (2006); Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2004).