|Hiroyasu Matsui -- Labyrinth#04|
Thematic parallels to Escher can be drawn, but these images subtly depict the unreal. The dimensionality of these spaces is hard to parse, shadows fall unexpectedly and the edges of buildings do not always lead to where one would have guessed. They are cunning in their complexity. Walls and stairs continue out of the frame building a sense of impossible endlessness, yet they are also claustrophobic, complicated compostions that draw the viewer inward. Though the images show the exterior of buildings, these spaces feel as if they exist in the interior of something much larger. I am reminded of the book House of Leaves where an ominious, dark and seemingly limitless interior space provides a metaphor for the mind. These spaces too entice similar connections. A dream-like interior maze, still and lifeless though an apparent host of action or occupants -- something -- though perhaps delayed indefinitely.
|Hiroyasu Matusi constructing a photograph|
|Hiroyasu Matsui -- Labyrinth#11|
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