Lost Garden by Leandro Erlich

13Apr10

MOLAA’s new Project Room will be devoted to projects by the most cutting edge, experimental and contemporary  artists in Latin America today. The first artist to be featured is  Argentinean artist Leandro Erich (b.1973). Erlich’s  exhibition at MOLAA’s Project Room is Lost Garden and will be on view until June 6, 2010.

Erlich is one of today’s most inventive and innovative artists in the international art scene. He creates unique installations which are mostly architectonic and which recreate familiar spaces and structures that transform our perception of the real world. His work (see video below) results in disconcerting, unexpected and playful games of visual illusion.

Lost Garden is an enclosed triangular construction which contains a garden. Even though spectators are aware of the limited dimensions of architectural structure, when they look inside the garden is infinite in size. Erlich describes it as aspiring to “create depth within the banal experience of everyday spaces.”

Since 2000, Erlich has participated in many important international biennials such as the Whitney Biennial (2001), the Venice Biennale (2001 and 2005) and the Bienal de Sao Paulo (2004). His work is represented in important private and public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires; Tate Modern, London; MACRO, Rom and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris.

(Image: Courtesy of the artist, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York and Galeria Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires)

Photo by: Oriol Tarridas

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