As an architect, I construct spaces. As an artist, I reveal the construction of the space, or the space within the construction.
To do so, I usually employ anamorphically constructed images. Anamorphoses are specific types of images, where the picture plane is not necessarily set up perpendicular to the viewer, but juts out into space—or can even be folded. In my installations this pictorial plane functions like a wall, a surface that limits real space. Calling the wall a picture plane also dematerializes it at the same time. It becomes part of the geometrical construction of the image, a permeable screen for a life-sized 3D model. Upon its surface either the real space behind the wall, or an imaginary, virtual space unfolds. In both cases the space is pure simulation and cannot be perceived from just one angle. As soon as the viewer leaves one spot and moves around in the space, the constructed impression of space is distorted and the wall regains its solidity. This interplay between surface and depth produces an ambiguous figure that allows a mobile observer to switch back and forth between reality and virtual reality.