The “Emergence Lab” is a hand painted anamorphic sculpture.
Its title refers to a phenomenon called emergence.
Through a plug system made out of 216 laser cut acrylic glass strips, a translucent cubic framework, is created.
On each side of the piece there is one anamorphic painting that is always only visible from one point. Since every figure fills the exact same surface as its counterpart on the opposite side, the rear image is covered while looking at one figure.
Before painting the fragments of the images separately on the strips with acrylic paint, the segmentation has been planned entirely.
In order to prevent irritating reflections within the strips and to give it the look of solid glass the sculpture floats in a particular silicone oil that has the same refractive index as acrylic. (2015)
A very talented and inspirational artist.
Thomas Medicus is a visual artist based in Innsbruck, Austria. Best known for his anamorphic cubes he also works in other artistic fields such as illustration, animation, digital art, stained glass and public art. He studied social work at MCI Innsbruck before attending the Glasfachschule Kramsach, a school for glass art. In addition to his independent activity as a freelance artist, he is employed in the long-standing firm for stained glass windows Tiroler Glasmalerei as a master glazier and glass painter.