Over the Treetops
Book publication in May 2021
Environment, development, violence, the fate of humanity and the planet are some of the themes José Gomes (*1968) addresses artistically. The content of his art focuses on the landscape, man's actions in nature and the paradox between his dependence on nature and his destructive ways of doing things. The scientifically investigative aerial photographs taken by drones and satellites of forests before and after clear-cutting are transferred to paper and coated with layers of graphite in geometric shapes - a graphic treatment of and with nature. The publication will be presented as part of a solo exhibition at Gallery Biesenbach in Cologne in May 2021.