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Perception

Anila Quayyum Agha
Hidden Diamond - Saffron, 2019
laser-cut lacquered steel
122 x 122 x 122 cm (48 x 48 x 48 in.)
Courtesy of the artist and Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York

Artists have long been fascinated by the way human perception shapes our understanding of art. From Leonardo da Vinci's investigations into the nature of visual perception to contemporary artists exploring optical illusions and vision dysfunction, perception has been a subject of constant exploration in art.

In the present day, artists are exploring the use of advanced technologies to create immersive and interactive experiences that challenge how we perceive reality. Olafur Eliasson 's installations, for example, use light, color, and geometry to manipulate the way space is viewed and create a sense of disorientation. Similarly, Anila Quayyum Agha 's intricate light installations play with the surrounding environment and invite the viewer to experience unexpected situations.

Advancements in technology have also opened up new avenues for artists to explore perception beyond the physical setting. Virtual and Augmented Reality provide artists with tools to create immersive, interactive experiences that transcend the limitations of the physical world. By pushing the boundaries of perception, artists can create powerful and thought-provoking works of art that challenge our understanding of what is possible.

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