The South Tyrolean artist Max Rohr lives and works in Florence, and has deliberately chosen to turn towards the timeless genre of painting. Nevertheless, the contemporary painter must deal with the omnipresent development of artistic discourse as well as traditional knowledge and the accepted maxims of art theory. The limpid gardener tends his flowers by night and the star- shaped objects on the firmament seem to fall prey to the rolled-up leaves of the plant. So far, this is what we see. The enigma of Max Rohr’s gardener, who within his concrete nature possesses the essential characteristic of the abstract, is based on the concept of substance articulated by Baruch de Spinoza. Bodies, flowers, stardust. We are all created from one only substance: attributes of nature in continuous regeneration.