About the artist (1955)
Flachot has a profound interest in nature and specifically in trees and forests. Through photography he captures natural environments and manipulates them to create incredibly intricate magical settings that oscillate between the figurative and abstract world. He renders roots, trees and bushes in an organic twilight zone breathing tenderness and poetry. The observation of nature seems to be to him what it meant to the great 17th century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza, namely a means to find the mystical presence of something unearthly, perhaps of a spiritual essence.