Hannsjörg Voth, born in 1940 in Bad Harzburg, is a German artist. He studied from 1961 to 1965 at the National Art School in Bremen.
In the 70s Voth sets apart with landscape-related projects, which are now known as Land Art and Conceptual Art. After some symbolic to mythical projects that made the artists famous worldwide, since the early eighties Voth had realized his most comprehensive projects: Far from any civilization in the Moroccan desert he had built the ‘Stairway to Heaven’, the ‘Golden Spiral’ and ‘City of Orion ‘. The three architectural visions, which are like pathetic sculptures of human ingenuity, are thought through mathematical laws, while the character of this place, as the respective position of the sun or the cosmic reference to the constellation of Orion, are involved in the design.
The accompanying drawings of the landscape projects take a prominent position: they are sketches, engineering and architectural drawings in one.
A further essential component of his enterprises are the photographs of his wife Ingrid Amslinger: they have a particular role to document the actions of the buildings, their genesis and development, and have however an artistic claim, which depict timeless by the view of the photographer in itself fleeting moments of the landscape projects clear.