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MICHAEL BOREK — TREACHERY OF IMAGES

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

The title of this project pays tribute to Rene Magritte and his famous painting Treachery of Images. Magritte’s piece asks the viewer to contemplate a paradox: while looking at what plainly is a (picture of a) pipe, the observer is reminded that the painted image is not, in fact, a pipe.

At first glance, it might seem that the pictures in this series are what they appear: photos of the famous buildings and sculptures. However, after looking a little more closely, the viewer realizes that these are, in fact, “photos of photos” of the famous structures on the tourist buses.

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