Perspective Trap (2), 2015 - 2016

Hong Kong 2016
oil on canvas
40.0 x 100.0 (cm)
15.7 x 39.4 (inch)
Diptych - individual dimensions of each painting: 41,5 x 39,5 cm; 36 x 33,5 cm In his paintings from the "Perspective Trap" series Rafal Bujnowski explores the concept of an illusion of a three-dimensional object in a way that undermines traditional ways of looking at an image. Seen from afar, they seem to be just framed photographs with passe-partout hanging in a row—but only when examined from up-close they turn out to be something completely else: the image, frames and passe-partout are all painted on irregularly shaped canvases that only mimic the perspective. Those works bring together various aspects of the artists oeuvre into one: elements of abstraction, landscape, figuration and trompe l'oeil, all used to challenge the viewers’ perception of a painting as an object.