Friday, 18 December 2009

Felice Varini

Felice Varini uses architectural spaces and urban landscapes as his canvas. His paintings are derived from one vantage point, from which the viewer can see the complete geometric painting. From all other view points fragmented sections are visible spread across the space, and the viewer gains an understanding of how the two dimensional image connects with the three dimensional space it is positioned within.

On a recent visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum I came across this piece of work by Felice Varini, which is the first permanent installation by the artist in England and was installed in 2009. Six Circles in Disorder is installed in the ladies toilets, as you walk in to the room you are presented with fragmented lines scattering the room. It is only when you reach the handbasin and look in the mirror that the lines join up to present six circles. I found this an extremely suitable and clever piece of artwork which is gradually revealed through the users movement through the space.

Six Circles in Disorder

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