Paradise Lost. 2020, oil and pigments on reverse of glass, 250 x 125 cm (each), exhibition view © Eric Tschernow

In the financial city of Banco Santander in Boadilla del Monte (Madrid) there is a collection of olive trees which were replanted from different places of the mediterranean sea.  “Paradise Lost” is painted from satellite images showing  aerial views of this olive trees and other monocultures that define the contemporary landscape, like pines or oil palms. In contrast of mass production of data by satellites, in the paintings each tree is  a unique and unrepeatable variation. In the last painting of the series,  “Spring”, different kinds of relationship between nature and technology, the living and the death, are suggested.  

On the isle Hallig Nordstrandischmoor in the North Sea, which will be soon be flooded, a type of grass grows adapting  to the salty soil. “You live in interesting times” is painted by glazes, vegetation and water overlap. The spectator is reflected on the black displays of the phones, an on the painter appears with a mask on one of the displays. 

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