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Thursday, February 5, 2009

peter coffin

new york- based artist peter coffin explores various models of perspective.
in his sculptures, installations, photographs and videos, he examines our
knowledge and interpretation of the world with curiosity and wit,
borrowing from numerous disciplines, such as art history, science and
new age beliefs to test his ideas about the way things work and exist.
his largest installation ever in the UK, peter coffin projects a 360- degree
aerial view of japanese gardens along the 90-metre curved wall of the
barbican art gallery. in japanese garden design the use of illusionist
effects such as overlapping elements, shifts in scale and multiple points
of focus combine to give the viewer an abstract and heightened sense
of reality.
peter coffin