Saturday, 26 November 2011
Work from his oeuvre.
“Dominating his space were what appeared to be gravity-defying stacks of rock, marble and concrete, which were in fact sculptures made from styrofoam painted and modeled just enough to deceive for an instant. But unlike a magician’s levitation trick, Oppel wants his illusions to be broken, so that the viewer feels only a brief moment of weightlessness before realizing the hoax and being made to return to reality. Also on display were paintings painted on canvases formerly used as pallets, photographs of what look to be painting pallets, as well as others photos of found natural and man-made items, taken close-up to both focus on and abstract the materials.” – text via Arrested Motion