Mathias KesslerThe work of New York-based Austrian artist Mathias Kessler (December, 2013) touches on human interventions into nature, and plays with our longing for nature which is seemingly untouched. He exposes these interventions with much subtlety, and in doing so cultivates, creates, and reconstructs nature while pointing out that nature is just another fiction of the 19th and 20th centuries (- Robert Smithson). Kessler, who was born in Germany, also investigates the complex relationship between man and nature with regard to tensions between “natura naturans, self-creating nature and natura naturata, created nature.“