lar Gunilla Persson’s Giant Mirrors in Landscapes
Isn’t it funny how two people can be looking at the exact same thing but see two completely different images? That is definitely the case with Swedish photographer Ilar Gunilla Persson’s newest exhibit, Mirrors.
Similar to a sci-fi blockbuster that looks like it’s had some serious CGI re-tooling, Persson creates images that could make you think, or perhaps re-think, what it is you’re actually looking at.
Capturing surreal images within images with the use of mirrors and photography, Persson’s resulting effect gives the impression of a window or door into another dimension.
Persson’s use of giant mirrors to trick the eye is clever enough; however, by including the photography element, she is able to capture shadow and light at the perfect moment to bring the images to an even higher level of “wow.”
Just like rifts in space, the artwork invites viewers to literally step into a seemingly open door. But what makes this exhibit special is the fact that the preparation seems low maintenance, while the end result is nothing short of amazement.
With the expansiveness of the landscapes chosen, the giant mirrors almost seem to compliment the space by adding an enhanced, if not surreal, element. What do you think?