„In Terrain Martin Tscholl re-frames our view of nature, which consists of endless interrelations between phenomena. Structure is imposed through photography to reconnect these elusive and separated entities. The work question our own assumptions and experiences of nature in both a play-off and order of two (or more) images.“
– Bruun Rasmussen, Auctioneers of Fine Art, Copenhagen, Denmark –
To date, 25,000 lichen species have been described worldwide. As living in communities, these mushrooms can live up to 4,500 years and are therefore among the oldest living creatures on earth. However, they are also threatened by species loss. In recent decades, up to a third of these organisms have disappeared. Nature around us is changing, landscapes and biotopes are disappearing rapidly. By loosing Lychens, entire cosms disappear, which in their diversity and aesthetics bear witness of the sublime and interconnectedness. This reference to nature has largely disappeared in everyday life, leaving behind boundaries whose consequences can be clearly felt. Photography allows to sensualise these phenomena.