These are the shadows I love so much!” Klaus-Dieter Hartl hurried to the Brussels exhibition “Mendes Wood DM” and took out his iPad. Anyone who follows him automatically follows his photographic eye – for shadows, for still life, for architecture. However, this look and image Your photography is always just the beginning of a thought process. Artist, art educator and curator Leibniz Marenzi Gallery He processes his artistic thinking in cycles. Two of them are currently part of the artistic project “Art Styria” In the Styria House in Brussels To see. “Nature/Nature – Assassination” takes aim at our troubled relationship with nature: houseplants taken from their natural habitat adorn our living spaces. Hartl then manually changed the images of the plants – into almost ghost-like creatures that are nothing more than a shadow of themselves. nature? It went out! There is still empty space, but above all an unmistakable message in its wake reminds us of how we treat what we take for granted – nature as a tangible, usable and constantly manipulated resource.
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