Illusion is one of the basic components of the visual arts. The plastic artist gives an interpretation, a representation but... Read More
Illusion is one of the basic components of the visual arts. The plastic artist gives an interpretation, a representation but also a reproduction of the world. His work is to question reality and truth, whatever the aesthetics is, political or social and for that, the artist needs illusion as a technique or as an end to re-establish the untruths held to be truths, as Friedrich Nietzsche said.
The principales of "re-presentation" used by the artist reconstruct a certain reality that he tends to imitate, transpose or transform by giving the work a feeling of truth to arouse the viewer's adhesion.
Another dimension of this photographic work is expressing the notion of bigness and giantess through a small object like staples, and turning the object to another one ( to buildings) juste with its correlation in another environment, one of these environments was New-York city which is a realist scene, while the other one was off the planet earth, that can be qualified as surrealism. Two different environments in which the staples were implanted, two different vibes, rather two different untruths turned to be truths.
The work manages to give the feeling of the real or the true. The painter gives the illusion of reality through the work of colors when the sculptor, for his part, gives the illusion of movement and of life through the modeling of the material, as a photographer I chose this way.
I consciously tried the illusory specificity to give this work a particular depth that touches the very perception of the viewer, to guarantee it an unprecedented experience in its relationship to reality.
Everything that deceives bewitches, says Plato. Beyond the primary deception caused by the use of illusions, these simulacra are intended to confuse, to waver the senses and reason to see the world differently and to question certain established certainties ... There is here a obvious kinship between the artist and the illusionist who are, both, the craftsmen of the construction of perception which provokes the illusion in the mind of the spectator. The magical effect is comparable to a trompe-l'oeil in painting; these are tricks of the mind. As Paul Virilio says so well that the world of magic is an illusion and the art is to present the illusion of the world.
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