At Art Rotterdam, Kers Gallery will show new works by Marc Mulders, Kim Dorland, David Bade and Anna Sophia de Vries. The title of this presentation is going to be the Green Man, a mythical green-faced figure whose hair consists of leaves and branches. He is the spirit of the forest, the aura of the plants and the trees; in the past, people would offer him sacrifices before planting crops. In mythology, the color green represents fertility and growth.
During his business in the forest or in the countryside, the human encounters the Green Man. Today, this mythical figure is a symbol of nature’s caretaker, a prophet who warns and disapproves of our plunder of the nature’s riches. That is why, in addition to the typically green Green Man, there is also a Green Man depicted in red.
Not only does green stand for growth and fertility; it can also represent decay and death, Hence, depicted blazing-red colors is the Green Man with horns, witnessing an ecocide. He has become the devil himself after seeing how human beings abuse and poison nature with pesticides, pollution, livestock farming and