If masks and taxidermy specimens freak you out, then you might want to stay away from Mothmeister! But we’d urge you to check out the collective’s work, because it’s beautiful, surreal and colourful – despite being extremely haunting.
Their photography invites us into a strange and disturbing universe, combining dreams, nightmares, taxidermy and the surreal world of Alice in Wonderland. The two artists who formed the collective explain: “We are passionate taxidermy collectors. That’s why our lonesome characters are, most of the time, accompanied by mounted animals. We reincarnate these dead critters into fairy tale figures by dressing them up like the Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter did. Our surreal inspiration comes from our own imagination, dreams and nightmares.”