Architectural subversion in art exhibition
By Philip Iglauer
The Argentine Embassy in Korea has brought Argentine artist Leandro Erlich for his first solo exhibition in Korea at SongEun Art Space from May 4 through July 7 entitled “Leandro Erlich: Inexistence.”
Erlich has been described as an architect of the uncertain, for he creates spaces with fluid and unstable boundaries. One art word that might be applied to his sculptures and installations is the word, surreal.
A single change, up is down or inside is out, can be enough to upset a seemingly normal situation. Through this transgression of appearance, absolutes are usurped, as well as the conventions that reinforce them.
Leandro Erlich reportedly draws inspiration from literary giant and Argentine, Jorge Luis Borges. Rreferences to film also appear frequently in his work.
Erlich makes no secret of his admiration for directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Roman Polanski, Luis Buñel and David Lynch.
“They have used the everyday as a stage for creating a fictional world obtained through the psychological subversion of everyday spaces,” he said, according to one media report.