Perspicere, from the Latin “to look at closely”, “to examine carefully”, or “to look through”, is a project that once again employs the technique of anamorphosis, but this time using light as the catalyst.
A logical follow up to Echolyse, the project aims, through its sculptures, to give a tangible form to the viewer’s gaze. Perspicere is a series of three sculptures (painted wood/polycarbonate/painted wood and polycarbonate) that all focus on the perception of space.
A direct nod to the Quattrocento’s conical codes of perspective – themselves an homage to Euclid’s theory that rays travelled directly from the beholder’s eye to the object beheld – Perspicere looks to make manifest that mental pyramid made up of points, lines, and surfaces, that was theorised by the artists of Renaissance Italy (Alberti, Brunelleschi) and which defines what we call in perspective terms the “vanishing point.”
In Perspicere, an alignment is created between the light emanating from the sculptures and the eyes of the viewer, leading to an informative reading about both the object and how we perceive it.
Perspicere, square 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 (Polycarbonate, wood, painting - size: 20 x 20 x 20 cm)
Presented at Biennale Internationale des Arts Numériques Némo
D'Echolyse à Perspicere / Solo exhibition at Charlot Gallery, from October 4 to 10, 2015
With Arcadi Support
Perspicere, square 1.1
Polycarbonate, 20 x 20 x 20 cm
Perspicere, square 1.2
Wood, painting, 20 x 20 x 20 cm
Perspicere, square 1.3
Wood, polycarbonate, painting, 20 x 20 x 20 cm