"Bushcamp", 100x70cm, Neuseeland
At this jouney Reinhard Artberg
spends several months in New Zealand in a primitive camp on the edge of the
The works created here combine the reduced graphics of the
"Icons" with cultural influences from the South Pacific.
"Reinhard Artberg am Urwaldcamp"
friend Friedensreich Hundertwasser
visited Artberg at the camp whenever
The two artists spent many hours talking,
drinking coffee and getting bitten by Sandflies at Artberg's jungle
camp or at the nearby anchored
It was the most intensive and last personal contact of
Artberg with his longtime friend Hundertwasser, who died so
unexpectedly a year later.
"Friendensreich Hundertwasser on the way to the camp" (Foto: Artberg 99)
With his catamaran, Artberg had to survive some cyclones, which were especially frequent at this time.
By the failure of all entrained electronic devices - and the hard drive of his laptop, Artberg lost a large part of the taken pictures and a part of the diary entries.
A serious illness of his mother ended the stay and had to be abruptly stopped in February.
It was a journey that caused many difficulties for Artberg from the outside and thus foiled his intention to live in a hollow tree in the jungle for a