Depth and In Absentia

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Artist: Regina Silveira, Porto Alegre, Brasil    
Locations: Atlas Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lodz, Poland
The Aldrich Contemporary Museum, Ridgefield, USA       

Renowned Brazilian artist Regina Silveira creates incredible illusions that play with our senses and messes with our minds. She invites the viewer see huge vinyl shadows or watch as toy cars make their messy track marks on a gallery's white walls.
She recently created Depth, an art installation at Atlas Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art in Lodz, where she incorporated the gallery's architecture, particularly its windows, to show a never-ending abyss one could actually walk on.
With the installation In Absentia at The Aldrich Contemporary Museum in Ridgefield, she presented a series of absent artworks on empty pedestals. She does this by creating gigantic and distorted PVC shadows of objects that don't actually exist.
Silveira plays our perception of space, creating site-specific works that transform blank walls and floors into her desired playground. The ability to dialog with increasingly extensive architectural spaces and the opportunities for conceiving and realizing interventions in specific architectures is a trend in her work that began in the 1990s and has continued until today.
Technical info: PVC sheet
Picture credits: Regina Silveira