Ann Veronica Janssens
1998 - 2016
120 x 120 x 15,5 cm
Hyperbole is a wall sculpture by Ann Veronica Janssens in the shape of a convex square that resembles a floating lens that reverses images like a camera obscura. The square, made of a perfectly smooth and deep black Plexiglas, reveals an elusive space that appeals to the viewers, making them wonder whether the sculpture is convex or concave and whether it is two- or three-dimensional. Confronted with this space that is at the same time glossy, transparent and invisible, spectators are induced to turn around, to want to touch it while remaining unable to do so.
Ann Veronica Janssens’ work foregrounds the body’s perception of the world and itself in it. She often uses light, natural optical phenomena or glass as a medium. Produced with great care, her works exude the impression of great simplicity yet create vivid experiences of the act of seeing, evoking a heightened awareness of the changeability and fleetingness of the individual perception.