Foto © Bernd Hiepe


Porto Slate
7/112/112 cm
Screen printing
floor- or wall sculpture

The starting material for ›TROMPE L'ŒIL‹ are slate slabs from Porto, which were created during the sawing of blocks quarried underground. The trimmed panels, divided into twelve unequally sized fields by three horizontal and two vertical grooves, partially serve as photographic templates for the silkscreen.

Four cantilevered slate reliefs are ground down to a plane until the entire surface is covered. They form the surfaces to be printed for the reproduction of the original slate structure.

Transitions from the relief to the printed fields with slate structure, lead an enigmatic conundrum in two- and three-dimensionality. The perception of the fields apparently changes with the incidence of light and the location of the viewer.