The Bronze Green Oak Wood - Bureau Europa​

The Bronze Green Oak Wood is an exhibition that explores how we observe and depict nature. From landscape to back yard, vista to urban greenery, and from bio-utopia to an overgrown ruin’s 'unleashed' flora and fauna.

Nature is clearly an inexhaustible source of inspiration. In painting, nature’s grandeur and sublimity discloses metaphors for unparalleled beauty. Nature's inexorable force is seen in a daisy or thistle growing in the cracks of paving or in its ability to overwhelm and destroy: the evidence of which remains visible for millennia. Nature provides us with food and a proven beneficial effect on our mind and health. For some, nature is synonymous with the Alps, while others consider their backyard

a rich natural habitat.

 

For centuries, the differentiation between 'Nature' and 'Culture' has been a much discussed and disputed topic. Despite our origins in nature, humans are naturally implicated in the cultural domain, and yet data and algorithms operate organically or in natural swarm-like patterns.

 © 2018 Stefan Cools