Marcel Wesdorp


With clever software Marcel Wesdorp tinkers with prints and animations of tundra, steppes and deserts. The virtual landscapes are desolate and empty. Their appearance is based on fitting and measuring. The profile, relief and atmosphere are based on digital manipulation. A carefully composed make-believe world in light gray tones creates the illusion of immense vastness. Distant endings and high skies emphasize the inaccessibility of the vista. The hyperrealistic space entices and frightens. In these orphaned regions, every orientation fails. But the directionlessness is not hopeless. Marcel Wesdorp's artistic design fulfills an aesthetic need. Even the most barren non-place provides the seasoned observer with pleasure as a work of art.