The no limits reality by Leandro Erlich
There’s no doubt that Leandro Erlich is the “architect of the uncertain”. He creates spaces with fluid and unstable boundaries. A single change (up is down, inside is out) can be enough to upset the seemingly normal situation, collapsing and exposing our reality as counterfeit. For his creations he takes inspiration mostly by Jorge Luis Borges, but also by Alfred Hitchcock, Roman Polanski, and Luis Buñuel art works. Erlich’s sculptural installations are meant to be explored and defamiliarize our everyday routine; through this transgression of limits, the artist undermines certain absolutes and the institutions that reinforce them. He first made a name for himself with his trompe l’oeil swimming pool at the 2001 Venice Biennale, then he continued with always more incredible installations as the Window and Ladder-Too Late for Help, 2008, the Log Cabin, 2009, the Shattering Door, 2009, The Boat, 2010, the Stuck Elevator, 2011, and more. Erlich's works are included in several private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Tate Modern, London; Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; MACRO, Rome; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and the Fonds National d'Art Contemporain (FNAC), Paris. He lives and works in Paris, France, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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