Rift nr. 01, Inkjet Print, 2016, Hahnemühle paper, dibond, museum glass, teak frame, 70x50x6cm, ed. 5
Theis Wendt (b 1981) explores in his work the way modern communication technology changes the representation of images and the human perception of the world. He experiments with different surfaces and tries to irritate the viewer.
In the series "Rift" he works with digital prints which at first sight appear like passages through a wall, but at the end of the day are just pictures Wendt's series "Rift" does not show anything unfamiliar, but the familiar and trusted is presented from a completely new perspective. Instead of simply looking out of a window, one simultaneously looks onto reflections of the glass. The latter appear to turn the space surrounding us inside out. Equally, in the series "Sunk" common perceptions are broken up. This picture series consists of aluminium castings and polystyrene sheets. Polystyrene, the light-weight and insulating material is turned into something cold and heavy. It is no longer hidden as building material. The transformed surfaces reveal their own world of images: For instance, they remind of scarce landscapes - rejecting and foreign and yet attractive.