Thursday, May 17th 2012
Leandro Erlich – Argentine artist constructed a realistic full-size pool, complete with all its trappings, including a deck and a ladder set within 2 floors. When approached from the first floor, visitors are confronted with a surreal scene: People, fully clothed, can be seen standing, walking, and breathing beneath the surface of the water. It is only when visitors enter and view the piece from the bottom floor that they recognize that the pool is empty, its construction a visual trick. A large, continuous piece of acrylic spans the pool and suspends water above it, creating the illusion of a standard swimming pool that is both disorienting and humorous.
Check out other illusions at www.leandroerlich.com.ar
Posted by icm on Thursday 17th of May 2012 at 3:14pm