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Nature, Toni Hafkenscheid tells us, almost always comes across as artificial. It is as if it has been transplanted directly from the model railway he has as a child. Hafkenscheid associates the North American landscape with the trees of cotton wool and cardboard mountains through which his trains used to run. In CONFABULATION he tries to give the real the appearance of artificiality. For that he uses tilt-shift lenses, which, because he uses them the ‘wrong way around’, offer him the possibility of having only a small slice of the landscape in sharp focus, leaving the rest of the image fuzzy.
Toni Hafkenscheid (The Netherlands, 1959) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, but decided to emigrate to Canada shortly thereafter. His work is still better known in North America than in the land of his birth, a fact to which scores of group and solo exhibitions in Canada and the United States will testify.
Price EUR 15,00