“I am the camera,” says Jakob Mattner.
His new works show ferns, acanthus leaves and planets against a black background on paper. With their vaguely outlined shapes and dark colours, the works create the appearance of photographic negatives. In fact, the artist - the living camera - has placed plants on the shellac-primed handmade papers and blown black paint over them. The vibrating images of the expansive installation Second Planet 2021 are analogue light images and reflections.