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Biography

Lars J. Fischedick has spent the last 25 years in the examination of 3 dimensional spaces: This has been achieved through architecture, model building, sculpture and art installations.

He was born in Germany and started his career in Contemporary Architecture, collaborating in various Exhibitions including Christo and Jean-Claude’s Wrapped Reichstag Project for Berlin.

He moved to Cape Town in 2002 and in 2010 started pursuing an art career. By combining his knowledge of materials (like wood and resin) with perceptual shifts from aerial to perspective, he has formed a new artistic narrative. A major influence in his current work is his studies in projective geometry and mathematics, particularly explorations from the personal inner perspective to the geometrical infinite. Through his work, he gives his audience an experience of space, challenges their perceptual boundaries, and makes invisible aspects of this experience, visible. In his own words:

‘It is both logical and playful, mathematical and infinite.’

‘The discovery of anything new changes our perception and the way we see and experience the world we live in. Why did the aboriginal people on the continent of America not see the ships of Columbus rising on the horizon? It was apparently not within their reality.

So, if I stand in a closed up old barn I can see through the gaps of the planks the outside light, but not the rays streaming in. Only the moment I kick some dust up do the rays become visible right around me. This does not mean that those rays didn’t exist the moment I entered the barn. It became part of my reality the moment I kicked the dust.’

‘My art is about kicking up that dust.’