Artist Thomas Medicus employed the dual concepts of emergence and anamorphic format in his newest piece “Emergence Labs”. The piece consists of a rotating acrylic glass cube in which hand different painted portraits that occupy the same amount of space appear upon each turn.
Through a plug system made out of 216 laser cut acrylic glass strips, a cubic framework, which contains layers pointing towards all three spatial dimensions, is created. On each side of the cube there is one anamorphic painting that can always only be seen from one point. Since every figure fills the exact same surface as its counterpart on the opposite side, the rear image is covered while looking at one figure. Before painting the fragments of the images separately on the strips with acrylic paint, the segmentation had been planned entirely. In order to prevent irritating reflections within the strips and to give it the look of solid glass the sculpture floats in a particular silicone oil that has the same refractive index as acrylic
images via Thomas Medicus
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