Intricate Wire Sculptures Playfully Form Dramatic Shadows
Real Virtuality is a visually complex project by German artist Moto Waganari that explores the definition of reality. Through the project, the artist challenges viewers’ understanding of space with his three-dimensional human forms intricately sculpted out of wire.
Some fragmented, some complete, some acrobatically frozen in time, and others delicately posed in seated or standing positions, all of the sculptures are brightly illuminated so that light shines through the thin, wire lines and casts dramatic shadows in all directions. The images along the walls can be described as the two-dimensional alter egos of the original sculptures. One reviewer said, “[Waganari’s] characters seem to visualize a surreal, parallel world filled with surprise and enigma.”
While observing the work, viewers find that “reality is seduced by virtuality” and that an understanding of the space is as unique as the artwork. How the pieces are perceived depends on various angles, strength of illumination, and a personal awareness of each sculpture. The playful project explores ideas of perception and encourages viewers to think about how everyone sees the world differently and to view the world with an open mind.