Linear: Horizon in a Room

By Jo Phillips

Credit the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.
Untitled (2013) by Ricci Albenda. Image credit the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

Imagine entering a room. A room simply constructed with concrete that appears seemingly like any other, yet there are no corners in sight. What comes in vision is a vast horizon that extends from one side of the eye sight to the other. This is precisely what one experiences at Ricci Albenda’s latest single-work installation entitled ‘Untitled’. Known for his large scale work which plays with trompe l’oeil, Untitled is a simple experiment that disrupts the viewer’s relationship with the absolutely level horizon by tilting the horizon line slightly. Thus, creating a uniquely bewildering visual wonder for visitors.

Credit the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.
Untitled (2013) by Ricci Albenda. Image credit the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

Ricci Albenda’s ‘Untitled’ is shown now till 9 August 2013 at Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York. Albenda is a contributor to .Cent’s upcoming ‘The Cornucopia Issue’ guest edited by New York-based artist Sebastiaan Bremer out this July.