Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich is back again with his visual paradox installation.
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Seoul, Korea (MMCA) has a harbour where colourful rowboats appear to be floating.
But at a closer glance, Port of Reflections, Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich turns out to be an optical illusion. The work reveals its secrets from above: the boats are actually suspended in midair, and the moving liquid that they appear to be floating in is the space below, a room with walls covered in black carpet.
Erlich wanted to create “a bizarre experience where the real and the unreal, or the real and the illusory, are exquisitely blended in surreal yet ambient surroundings,” as explained in the museum’s presentation text.
Port of Reflections has a similar taste of some of his past exhibitions including mirrored buildings that viewers can virtually climb, fake swimming pools that show people walking below the water’s surface, and a lone facade in the sky.
It will be on display at the Seoul Box at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Seoul, Korea, through September 15, 2015.
Photos: Leandro Erlich, Port of Reflections (2014), MMCA, Seoul, Korea. © Courtesy MMCA