New Zealand 1994-95

"Bushwalk", 1995, 70x50cm

In contrast to the social critique which formed the focus of the paintings Artberg produced in France, the exchange with nature is the most important theme of his work in New Zealand.

Eremitage - Artberg's bush studio in New Zealand

In New Zealand, the artist lives even more secluded from civilisation than when he is in France. He lives in huts built by himself, on Hundertwasser's boat or for several months, on an uninhabited island. The theme is all organic. Artberg develops his own cosmos, starting with nature and resulting in harmonic compositions and bright colours.