In this project, entitled Miroirs aux alouettes, Oliver Lovey creates illusions aiming to immerse the viewer in another world, and meanwhile to start a reflexion on the photographic medium.
In my Miroirs aux Alouettes series, begun in 2016, I create impossible images, close to surrealism, by placing stickers in public or an exhibition space. By confusing the real and its double, I question the limits of image and representation. I revisit the notion of perspective, trompe-l’oeil and mise-en-abyme. Originally thought to be photographs, my images also work as installations.
—Olivier Lovey, Martigny, Switzerland
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Anachronie, 2016, from the Miroirs aux alouettes series. With this image, I participate in the ING Unseen Instagram Competition. I stuck a photographic reproduction of spring in a landscape photographed in summer. So my image illustrates the theme Nature of change. #INGUnseenNatureofChange #NatureofChange #installation #photography #illusion #transparency