A man in jacket and jeans, pen and pad in his hand, walks along a path lined with trees. The path leads through a circular opening in the tree structure and then turns to the right behind it. You can’t see where he is coming from or where he is going. It is bright and you can vaguely recognise meadows and bushes along the path.
The background figure appears romantic: It locates man in relation to nature, as he strides into the unknown. The pictures are mysterious and profane at the same time, they do not evoke a concrete place or time. On the art island at Lenbachplatz, embedded between multi-lane streets and a tram line, the pictures uncover a space of contrasts, concentrated and contemplative. Even if “back to nature” is suggested, “Der Weg” (“The Path”) as a visual metaphor leads far beyond. Where does our path lead to? Maybe to the green area first behind the Wittelsbacher Fountain or down towards Stachus on the right, into the Old Botanical Gardens.
In her works, Saskia Groneberg looks at the relationship between man and nature. She examines landscapes, parks or office plants as projections of human longings and needs and how they arise against the background of specific political and social circumstances.
Saskia Groneberg, born in 1985 in Munich, lives and works in Berlin and Munich.