Austrian artist Peter Kogler mixes architecture and geometric patterns to create dazzling public environments. By painting contoured black (and sometimes red) lines onto boring plain walls, floors, ceilings and hallways, he creates dizzying environments that are both magical and visually arresting. Painted pipes, honeycombs and tracks create unique spatial illusions bringing art and movement to otherwise lifeless city spaces.
Peter Kogler‘s impressive spaces are charged with energy. His eye-catching designs turn a two-dimensional work of art into 3-dimensional spaces that are difficult to forget. His works draw upon the Pop Art movement and the Russian Avant-garde, but his most recent works take inspiration from computer games and the digital revolution.
Kogler has been playing with spatial illusion since the 80s and is one of the pioneers of computer-generated art, which allows him to create impressive, extraordinary landscapes that, although static, emulate a disorienting movement that can make people feel dazed or even sick. Kogler’s work can be seen in subway stations and airport parking lots, sometimes accompanied by sonic artist Franz Pomassl’s acoustic elements to extend to the visual perception.
Via My Modern Met
Photos by Peter Kogler