Society is flushed with imagery and representations that seduced and tricked us into thinking they’re real. In this work I used the classic painting technique of trompe-l'oeil as a metaphor for our society that uses imagery to mask an inherent flatness.

 

The video installation shows a modern, digital anamorphosis as the perspective distortion of the camera deconstructs a Baroque trompe-l’oeil painting, filmed in Palazzo Rosso, Genoa, Italy. The work merges suggested depth and masked flatness into one endlessly looped moving image that characterizes the gap between the classic and contemporary trompe-l’oeil interface.

 Reversed depth

Kim Nuijen, original copy, a reversed depth, trompe-l’oeil, genoa, italy, artist, media art, video art, photographer, Nieuw Dakota, amsterdam, Beers Gallery, London, installation view, installation art, painting
Kim Nuijen, original copy, a reversed depth, trompe-l’oeil, genoa, italy, artist, media art, video art, photographer, Nieuw Dakota, amsterdam, Beers Gallery, London, installation view, installation art, painting

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Specs: Reversed depth, 2018, moving image in loop, HD, 57 seconds, projection on stand-alone wall 244x434cm.

Installation view 't Fijnhout, Amsterdam NL, 2018, projection on stand-alone wall 244*434cm, 2018.