Different Leandro Erlich and His Works
I was amazed and interested in works of Leandro Erlich. His works are very unique and different from what we used to see every day in our life. He makes us think differently and look at the surrounding us things differently, like being in a different world. He seems he lives his own world of sensation and perception. In this post you will see one of his outdoor works which is Fake Swimming Pool.
Fake Swimming Pool
Look into the pool and see in it the people who wonder freely along the bottom, laughing, talking, breathing, jumping and even dancing, something out of science fiction. But those who had the opportunity to visit the city of Kanazawa and visit the Museum of The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, disagree with you , since they were not only able to witness this spectacle , but to become a direct participant, jump, run around and have a good laugh at bottom of the pool under the water column. The museum hosted the presentation of an unusual installation, illusion Fake Swimming Pool by Leandro Erlich (Leandro Erlich).
Masters illusory installations Leandro Erlich readers already know thanks for Cultural art project with a crumbling door and mirror installation Batiment. All of them are as original in appearance, as are easy to perform. We can say that the author of ” catches” the audience hooked his cunning and ingenuity , because if you do not know how he managed to crank out a particular trick , art projects look truly magical work of magicians.
The top surface is filled with 4 to 5 inches of water that looks like a realistic pool. The people underneath the swimming pool can actually look above with realistic water effect on top of it. A layer of water only some 10 centimeters deep is suspended over transparent glass. Below the glass is an empty space with aquamarine walls that viewers can enter.
The Swimming Pool has the size of 280x402x697cm (HxWxD), and the separating layers were made using two clear acrylic glasses about a foot apart and the space in between are filled with water.
Meet Leandro Erlich
Leandro Erlich was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1973. An architect of the uncertain, Erlich creates spaces with fluid and unstable boundaries. Before one tries to make sense of his sculptures and installations, one senses the uncanny. A single change (up is down, inside is out) can be enough to upset the seemingly normal situation, collapsing and exposing our reality as counterfeit. Through this transgression of limits, the artist undermines certain absolutes and the institutions that reinforce them.
Internationally known for his captivating, three-dimensional visual illusions, Argentine artist Leandro Erlich has been commissioned by the Barbican to create a new installation in Dalston.
Resembling a theatre set, the detailed facade of a Victorian terraced house – recalling those that once stood on the street – lies horizontally on the ground with mirrors positioned overhead. The reflections of visitors give the impression they are standing on, suspended from, or scaling the building vertically.
Erlich’s works are included in several private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Tate Modern, London; Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; MACRO, Rome; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC), Paris.
Erlich lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.