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Martin Roth planting grass on Persian rugs in Koo Jeong A. exhibition at Korean Cultural Centre UK

Tinuku ~ Martin Roth unfurled carpet grass in the Koo Jeong A. exhibition at the Korean Cultural Centre UK in London. Persian rugs grow green patches for live installation in gallery.

Austrian-born artist based in New York, Martin Roth, planting native grasses interfere luxury Persian tapestry. Seed sowing as agriculture in the exhibition Koo Jeong A. in Korean Cultural Centre UK in London. Planting patch of lush vegetation on colorful Persian rugs surface.

Roth often incorporate features organic shapes and natural way to attack art gallery or artificial sites. Last year corn fields presented in Hessel Museum of Art New York and debris from Syrian-Turkish border for nesting parakeets. In 2012, Roth was also flooded with grass carpet in Kalsdorf Castle, Austria.

Tinuku Martin Roth planting grass on Persian rugs in Koo Jeong A. exhibition at Korean Cultural Centre UK

Tinuku.com Martin Roth planting grass on Persian rugs in Koo Jeong A. exhibition at Korean Cultural Centre UK

"My main interest is idea of constantly changing. I started working with organic materials because certainly different installation each time you see it. Carpet was originally reproduction garden and I liked the idea carpet basically garden can be moved across room," said Roth.

The use of unconventional materials in manufacture of interior expanse grassy translating narrative objects of traditional culture. Forms installation also includes collaborative engagement with artists who responded and joint exhibitions.

www.Tinuku.com Martin Roth planting grass on Persian rugs in Koo Jeong A. exhibition at Korean Cultural Centre UK

Tinuku Martin Roth planting grass on Persian rugs in Koo Jeong A. exhibition at Korean Cultural Centre UK

"For me, they are not odd elements. On contrary, I believe the room for these elements. Why gallery should bring white and sterile, while many places around the world in ruins?" Roth.

Installation works are experiments and to test the success. In studio suddenly grass grow without soil is much more appealing. Fertility beautiful green park at top Persian carpet in the end could not survive and has always been short at one point lost.

"The idea is representation of nature. By planting grasses in room, I played with the idea of nature has been tamed. The grass has become poor substitute for nature, but the same time it also stands for life. Grass safe and resilient in urban jungle," Roth.

A piece of Persian tapestry is the second iteration watering the seed into the carpet to make the grass grow never dry. Artwork needs attention and nurturing to grow well.

"During process I became more of a gardener than an artist. But gesture utopic create something. Grass grows from dust of history. The work only lasts for certain time. Nothing can sustain itself without sufficient food," said Roth.

Tinuku.com Martin Roth planting grass on Persian rugs in Koo Jeong A. exhibition at Korean Cultural Centre UK

www.Tinuku.com Martin Roth planting grass on Persian rugs in Koo Jeong A. exhibition at Korean Cultural Centre UK

Grass became an echo in pattern, but grass grows and watering causes the seed to move around and take shape itself like virus take over land and began to make pattern. Finally, stop watering and dead grass, while carpet was damp, wet and damaged.

"The works are constantly changing. I want audience to see and experience different exhibits each time visit the exhibition. I do not have full control over my work, every thing has a life its own. I want the final part being collaboration between me and the material," Roth said.

Tinuku Martin Roth planting grass on Persian rugs in Koo Jeong A. exhibition at Korean Cultural Centre UK

Tinuku.com Martin Roth planting grass on Persian rugs in Koo Jeong A. exhibition at Korean Cultural Centre UK

www.Tinuku.com Martin Roth planting grass on Persian rugs in Koo Jeong A. exhibition at Korean Cultural Centre UK

"You are the master of painting, you add brush strokes and so forth, but the work I put things in motion. I put the seeds on carpet, but where and how grass grows out of my control," Roth.

"It's really important. In the sense things are always changing. As an artist, I almost secondary. I set and then created itself," said Roth.
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