The piece allows visitors to view themselves in a gravity-defying illusion using a large mirror as they scale the face of the building. Though simple in concept, the effect of seeing yourself in such an impossible scene is sure to bewilder and delight those who see it for the first time. While the installation invites visitors to physically interact with the mirror, it also creates a unique experience for every individual from every angle, both for those who choose to pose as well as those who observe from the sidelines.
Photo: Oyamada Kuniya
Born in Argentina in 1973, Leandro Erlich lives and works in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay).
As a conceptual artist, his work explores the perceptual bases of reality and our capacity to interrogate these same foundations through a visual framework.
Everyday architecture is a recurring motif in Erlich’s art, aimed at creating a dialogue between what we believe and what we see, just as he seeks to close the distance between the museum or gallery space and daily experience.
His major recent solo exhibitions include “Leandro Erlich: Seeing and Believing” (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2017), “Liminal” (Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires, 2019), and “The Confines of the Great Void” (Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China, 2019).