Sekhmet, oil on canvas, 190 x 70 cm, 2021

Sekhmet - David Benedikt Wirth - oil on canvas - 190 x 70 cm - 2021

Among the ancient Egyptians, Sekhmet, who is depicted as a woman with the head of a lioness, was worshipped as a goddess of war, but also as a goddess of protection against disease and of healing. In the myth The Destruction of Mankind it is told how she kills more and more people in a […]

Phantom Lords, oil on canvas, 54 x 46 cm, 2022

Phantom Lords - David Benedikt Wirth - oil on canvas - 54 x 46 cm - 2022, REALMS, JVDW gallery

The series Pack deals with gang clothing and its symbols. The subjects are based on color and black-and-white photographs that were published in the 1970s, among others in New York Times articles. The series examines in its life-size motifs in particular their anthropological and social level, the totemic elements of the symbols, as well as the codes […]

cave (trace), andalusian red ochre, saliva on canvas, diptych, 190 x 245 cm, 2019

cave (trace), David Benedikt Wirth, Andalusian red ochre, saliva on canvas, Diptych, 190 x 245 cm, 2019

In the course of researching the origins of our human culture and a universal human visual language, I came across early, recurring motifs, techniques and interpretations. The Höhle series is primarily inspired by the cave paintings, some 15,000 years old, found in the regions of Valltorta and Cantabria in what is Spain today. Depicted on these […]