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Leandro Elrich

Leandro Elrich

Remember that scene in A Series of Unfortunate Events, where a witchy Meryl Streep is terrified of a door knob ‘shattering into a thousand pieces’? Imagine what she’d be like if she happened upon Argentinian artist, Leandro Erlich’s eye-popping ‘Shattering Door’. She’d not be dancing on the bed to ABBA songs, that’s for sure. Wrong film? Maybe. Still, Erlich’s work might look like a health and safety officer’s worst nightmare but, trust us, no-one was harmed during their creation. Not even the poor souls trapped in the ‘Smoking Room’ (It’s a room. That smokes), those caught underneath the surface of the ‘Swimming Pool’, or seemingly caught between this life and the next, in the ghostly ‘Cabinet Du Psy’.

Leandro Erlich makes installations which play with our concept of what’s real, which way’s up, and what’s on the other side of the mirror. He’ll allow us to enter a space, move around it, touch it and inhabit it, yet still feel utterly lost. He says “reality is something we are dealt… but the final product of reality is a matter of major construction made by us.” In other words, it’s not what’s out there. It’s what’s inside that counts. No matter how strange and otherwordly his dreamlike creations, it’s how our minds interpret these set pieces – that’s where the magic begins…

Leandro Elrich
Leandro Elrich
Leandro Elrich
Leandro Elrich
Leandro Elrich
Leandro Elrich
Leandro Elrich

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