Robert Voit has discovered a new species of plant that he calls new trees cellular phone antennae of steel, fibreglass and plastic, camouflaged as trees. This unusual new life form can be found all over the world. There are pine trees, palm trees, cypresses, cacti and various deciduous trees. Some are in the desert or in newly planted forests; others are in fields and parking lots, next to highways and in housing developments. Voit has photographed these trees in the USA, South Africa and Europe, creating a peculiar arboretum where reality and illusion are blurred. Robert Voit, born in Erlangen in 1969, lives in Munich. He studied under Gerd Winner at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and under Thomas Ruff at the Dusseldorf Art Academy. Voit has exhibited at the Fotomuseum and Haus der Kunst in Munich, at the Nuremberg Kunsthalle and at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, among other institutions.
Christoph Schaden, Christopher Schaden, Robert Voit