Gregor Schöpf (*1989) is a 32 year old German (born) - Canadian (raised) male based in Brussels, Belgium.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany he was brought into close contact with nature growing up in Lake Echo and Halifax, Nova Scotia after his family emigrated to Canada in the 1990s.
He has since lived in Munich, The Hague, Berlin and Brussels.
He graduated 2013 in The Hague with an LLB degree, specializing in International Humanitarian Law, but chose not to pursue a legal career.
Gregor is instinctively drawn to Japanese aesthetics, as classical and medieval Japanese culture defined beauty through nature-based aesthetic paradigms.
The Wabi-Sabi (侘寂) aesthetic consciousness arises from a quiet and sensitive mind attuned to Nature.
It finds authentic profundity in Nature by accepting both decay and death.
"At the instant when our mental activity almost merges into an unconscious state - that is, the relationship between the subject and object is forgotten - we can experience the most aesthetic moment. That is what is implied when it is said that one goes ... and becomes one with nature."
Otsuji Osuga, Japanese poet