Robert Voit

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2 March—13 April, 2019
Opening Reception: 1 March, 6—8 pm

Robert Voit, former master class student of Thomas Ruff at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, became known to a wider public with his series “New Trees“. With this documentary work about mobile phone masts, which are camouflaged with giant coniferous tree, palm or cactus covers or disguised as flagpoles or even church crosses, he dedicates himself to the questions of authenticity and artificiality, nature and culture: What is still real in our world and what is only a backdrop?
In his black-and-white series “The Alphabet of New Plants,“ based on Karl Blossfeldt's “Art Forms in Nature“, Voit continues his photographic analysis of illusions and fakes: only at second glance does the viewer recognize the artificial flowers.
In addition, Robert Voit has been travelling to Japan for decades to work there artistically, and since 2012 also to document the consequences of the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima in a long-term project.