Amsterdam, the Netherlands
“Fascinated by photography’s overlooked potential to create dizzying optical illusions, Paul Bogaers transforms flat images and found objects into new sculptural forms.“
Fascinated by photography’s overlooked potential as a tool to create dizzying optical illusions, Paul Bogaers (b. 1961, the Netherlands) transforms two-dimensional images into new sculptural forms. His studio – packed with a trove of inspiring treasures – is the perfect playground for a markedly experimental approach to the medium. To Bogaers, a photograph is purely a means to an end. In search of a more expressive power, Bogaers sources paper, cardboard, wood, metal, fibres, glass and found objects to use. To describe this type of work, he coined the term ‘Extended Photography’.
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