Perspective is everything, and what can seemingly be an amalgamation of chaotic non-order could appear as something inspiring and familiar when observed from another angle. Our point of view is highly significant in how we perceive the world around us. How we make sense of what there is in our lives can be totally dependent on the way we look at it. Finding an agreeable set of conditions is often a matter of adapting the way we perceive the influences and things of the given moment.
In the artwork of Bernard Pras, the French sculptor uses objects to form scenes that when viewed at the right angle, spring to life. From any other position, the viewer is presented with a seemingly random collection of items. Perhaps relevant and inspiring to the particularly artistic among us, for the majority it could be seen as a total mess. That's where the genius lies.
The anamorphic designs show us that the point of view matters on a core level, and we may judge something as unpleasant or unsightly before we have appreciated the angle at which it projects from. The marvellous illusions grab us as we swing around and suddenly the unique but culturally relevant symbology springs into being.
The decision making process, in which shape, colour, size, and all round feel of an object is considered in whether or not it qualifies for the artwork is astounding. In order to see past the initial outline of what a thing is and perceive it as a component of something larger and mostly unrelated, is remarkable. Take a look at this video that demonstrates some of Bernard's work.
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