Az ágak mutatják meg, milyen a gyökér
(Hungarian proverb - The branches reveals what the roots are like)
Növényember (Hungarian, meaning plant human), is a continuation of the artist’s exploration of themes around memory, identity and mankind’s connection and dependence on nature.
Joubert created this body of work in Budapest, Hungary, during his residency at The Budapest Art Factory. The influence of this residency program is prevalent in Joubert’s new body of work: these shows a breakaway from his constrained, clean drawing technique, as he moves towards a more organic and expressive drawing technique. Joubert takes the complex connection between humans and nature as his conceptual starting point for his art-making. The artist believes that humans are dependent on nature for psychological and physical well-being.