Robin Hinsch is a German artist
Walhala is a challenging book that points to many uncomfortable possibilities regarding our ecological moment. Hinsch visited many different geographies, such as Nigeria, Silesia, the coal belt of Jharkhand, India; and the open cast mines of Brandenburg and North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany and Silesia in Poland. According to Dr. Sophie Opitz…
‘Wahala’ translates the violence of these global mechanisms of fossil fuel extraction into visibilities that help us grasp their complexity… Now we can understand: with the exploitation of the planet, we destroy ourselves’ – Dr. Sophie Charlotte Opitz.
Hinsch’s images remind one of the paintings of Victorian artist John Martin. They brood and look hellish on occasion. The artist has delved in deeply to look at a world at war with its inhabitants. It is a powerful book. Please listen in!