Bronze sculpture details
Those who think of cave paintings and the first human expressions of art, are not entirely wrong here. However, Häfner's "Aurochs" is not only a reference to the beginning of art history. Häfner cautiously gives it a third dimension and creates a sharp contrast to its art history examples, thus making it a figure, which can only be experienced in an unreal space of art without foreground and background.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Häfner's works are based upon scientific knowledge, were each discursive explanation of the world reaches its limit. His works start from scratch so to speak, and formulate new archetypes that are still referenced from prehistoric times, but at the same time - as an archetype, not as a stereotype - they act very modern.