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Paintings by Matthias Weischer

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012
Matthias Weisher is a German painter whose interiors create a disorienting balance between illusionistic space and chaos. The flattened rectangles of walls and patterned carpets are reminiscent of Hockney's interiors that exhibit a heightened illusionistic tension between flatness and depth, but Weisher's works delve into a world that is even more strange and more confusing.The rooms are spatially and physically unsound as ceilings are replaced by open skies and each structure verges into the surreal and impossible.

Each scene utilizes illusion and surrealism to heighten the underlying structure of the painterly image by rearranging its various elements into a delicate state of recognition that has an overwhelming oddity that makes the banal less familiar and more strange.

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