This artwork is part of Ways of Seeing, a partnership between Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 and the Government Art Collection. Ways of Seeing turns the borough into a gallery with 33 internationally renowned artists displayed in 28 unexpected locations.
Optical illusions, where our eyes tell us something different from reality, have fascinated us since the time of the Ancient Greeks.
This video by the Brazilian artist Rodrigo Garcia Dutra creates an optical illusion. It takes us on a journey. We move from desert landscapes to coastlines, to whitewashed houses at sunset. The lens is a circle that becomes a square, then a circle again. There is no final destination.
How did the artist do it? He added animation to a compilation of volcano eruptions found on YouTube. It shows his interest in graphics and geometry. It plays with our concept of time.
The London-based Brazilian artist Rodrigo Garcia Dutra has a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London. He graduated in 2014. His work was included in the São Paolo Biennials in 2008 and 2014. He regularly exhibits in the UK and abroad.
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