Urbex (Urban Exploration) depicts an exotic animal in an unusual environment. Neither the presence of a gazelle is strange, nor is the environment particularly special. It is the combination of both scenarios that creates alienation. The animal seems trapped within the humanmade mess, symbolized by the chaotic graffiti. But there is an escape—the passage to nature is open.
Symbolically, this painting shows that nature will always be there, while what human has created will fall into ruin.
From Shanin Renee:
In Urbex we clearly see the genius of artist Théo Schildkamp. His passions for the symbolisms of nature and the human experience—that of love, loneliness, decay, impermanence, fate, and beauty—are juxtaposed flawlessly in this moving visual arts masterpiece.