Isolation, Fabian Knecht transforms nature into an art gallery
With the installation Isolation, the German artist Fabian Knecht encloses the landscape, transforming it into a work of art.
Born in 1980, Fabian Knecht is a contemporary artist born in Magdeburg, Germany who, with his works, leaves the exhibition context, reversing the roles of art gallery and work. His last work is called Isolation and it is an immersive installation located in the middle of a forest near the German town of Buckow.
Fabian Knecht has literally isolated a piece of land under a white tent and created a path that follows nature. In this way, he was able to enclose and isolate what visitors already see around them and arrive at the installation, namely the landscape, giving it a new meaning.
Unlike many artists who try to bring or recreate nature into a museum, Fabian builds an art gallery specifically to frame the landscape.
Traveling through Isolation from beginning to end, one becomes aware of the fact that sometimes we are not able to capture the splendor that surrounds us as it is.
It’s like picking a flower to enjoy its charm, but not being able to see the beauty of a flowering field.