Julian Birbrajer | INVERSION

Selected artists

Inversion

Exhibition space: www.skaneskonst.se

Artist Website: www.photolinguistics.com

Who am I? What space is real? The one in the room or the one in the mirror, where I see my reflection and the painted Dutch landscape from the 17th century? Or is the person in the mirror the true It is the landscape in the mirror the true setting? Am I the reflection? Do I have a face, or just a façade?

Is surface all that matters? What is at play?

I have an obsession—to explore language and time by means of photography. The sources of inspiration are words and concepts, dictionaries, encyclopedias, flea markets and cemeteries. I enjoy questioning conventions, trying to look beyond the surface. René Magritte’s ”Ceci n’est pas une pipe” have always fascinated me, because of the questions that arise on linguistic and figurative representation. At the same time I am interested in different aspects of identity. My domestic gods are Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte, Jenny Holzer and Barbara Kruger. The isms that inspire me are conceptualism, dada and Fluxus.

Through the looking glass. What space is real—the one in the room or the one in the mirror, where the I sees its reflection and the Dutch landscape painted in the 17th century? Or is the person in the mirror the true I, and the landscape in the mirror the true milieu? ”Je est un autre”.