concrete cast (edition of 3 each),
also as plaster and bronze cast, each app. 40x40 cm,
installation view LEVY Galerie
In another series of works, Annette Streyl photographed her own replicas from below, at an extreme angle, and then made copies of these images in clay. In the process, the respective viewing angles were distorted to such an extent that the visage of the saint shifted to form a large mask. In a similar way to Streyl’s architectural models made in stone, this once again challenges our viewing perspective and the way we perceive the space, while at the same time making the artistic accomplishment of the Renaissance, the shortening of the perspective, something that can also be experienced today.
Sabrina van der Ley/Petra Roettig